Sri Krishna Singh

Sri Krishna Singh

Sri Krishna Singh

Date of Birth : 21 October, 1887
Date Of Death : 31 January, 1961

Mini Biography :

Sri Krishna Singh (Sri Babu) was born in Khanwa on 21 October 1887 situated along the banks of the Ganges River (in the state of Bihar). His paternal village is ‘Maur’ near Barbigha in Munger (earlier name Monghyr) district, now in Sheikhpura District. His father was a religious-minded, middle-classed person belonging to Bhumihar Brahmin family. He got his early education in his village school, and later in Zila School, Monghyr, and then joined Patna College, Patna University in 1906. He did Law and started practicing in Munger from 1915.

Sri Krishna Singh, known as Bihar Kesari, was the first Chief Minister of the Indian state of Bihar (1946–1961). Along with eminent nationalists Dr Rajendra Prasad & Dr.Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Sri Babu is regarded among the Architects of Modern Bihar.

Barring the war years(Second World War 1939-1945), Shri Babu was chief minister of Bihar from the time of the first Congress Ministry in 1937 until his death in 1961.

The President of India, Pratibha Patil recently released a book on the letters of exchange between Sri Babu and the First Prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru titled Freedom and Beyond.The Nehru-Sri Babu correspondence mainly touches on various important subjects such as Indian democracy in the making in early years of Independence, Centre-state relations, role of governor, turbulence in Nepal, Zamindari abolition and education scenario.Sri Babu was known for his scholarship and erudition and he had given his personal collection of 17000 books to the public library in Munger in 1959 which is now named after him as Sri Krishna Seva Sadan.

Dr. Sinha served Bihar continuously from 1946 till his death on 31 January 1961 at the age of 73. In his honour in 1978, the Ministry of Culture started a science museum called Srikrishna Science Centre. The biggest conference hall in Patna, Shri Krishna Memorial Hall is also named after him.

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