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Shri Nitish Kumar
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Bihar
 
E-Mail: cmbihar-bih@nic.in
Tel: 0612-2223886 (O)
0612-2224784 (O)
0612-2222079 (R)
 
Profile:

Father's Name
:
Late Shri Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh
Mother's Name
:
Late Smt. Parmeshwari Devi
Date of Birth
:
1st March, 1951
Place of Birth
:
Bakhtiarpur, District - Patna, State - Bihar
Marital Status
:
Married
Date of Marriage
:
22nd February, 1973
Spouse's Name
:
Late Smt. Manju Kumari Sinha
No. of Children
:
One
Educational Qualification
:
B.Sc. (Engineering) from Bihar College of Engineering, Patna
Profession
:

Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Engineer.

Permanent Address 
:
Village - Hakikatpur, PO - Bakhtiarpur, District - Patna, Bihar.
Present Address
:
Patna, Bihar.
Positions Held:

1985-89
:
Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1986-87
:
Member, Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1987-88
:
President, Yuva Lok Dal, Bihar
1987-89
:
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1989
:
Secretary-General, Janata Dal, Bihar
1989
:
Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-16/7/1990
:
Member, House Committee (Resigned)
4/1990-11/1990
:
Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Co-operation
1991
:
Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93
:
General-Secretary, Janata Dal.
Deputy Leader of Janata Dal in Parliament
17/12/91-10/5/96
:
Member, Railway Convention Committee
8/4/93-10/5/96
:
Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
1996
:
Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term).
Member, Committee on Estimates.
Member, General Purposes Committee.
Member, Joint Committee on the Constitution (Eighty-first Amendment Bill, 1996).
1996-98
:
Member, Committee on Defence
1998
:
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
19/3/98-5/8/99
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
14/4/98-5/8/99
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport (additional charge)
1999
:
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
13/10/99-22/11/99
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport
22/11/99-3/3/00
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture
3/3/00-10/3/00
:
Chief Minister, Bihar
27/5/00-20/3/01
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture
20/3/01-21/7/01
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture with additional charge of Railways
22/7/01-21/5/04
:
Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
2004
:
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term).
Member, Committee on Coal & Steel.
Member, General Purposes Committee.
Member, Committee of Privileges.
Leader Janata Dal (U) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
From 24/11/2005
:
Chief Minister, Bihar
     
Widely traveled in various capacities:

Singapore, Thailand
:
Havana (Cuba) and Moscow (Russia)
:
as a member of Indian Delegation to the World Youth Festival in 1978.
Australia and France
:
as a Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the IPU Conference.
France, Switzerland and UK
:
as the Railway Minister
Japan
:
the Agriculture Minister to attend Regional Conference of FAO in Yokohama.
Activities:

  • Activist of J.P. Movement (1974-77); was detained in 1974 under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A.) and also during Emergency in 1975.
  • Founder-member, Samata Party Movement. 
 
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