Jagannath Mishra: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra is no more: In the current politics of Bihar, the first generation’s most senior politician, former Chief Minister of Bihar and former Union Minister Dr. Jagannath Mishra died on Monday. He was born on 24 June 1937 before independence in the village of Balua Bazar in Supaul district. At the age of 82, Dr. Mishra breathed his last at his Delhi residence. He was ill for a long time and was in Delhi these days in connection with treatment. Dr. Mishra has left behind a family of Bharapura including three sons and three daughters.
Nitish Mishra, the youngest son of Dr. Mishra and former Minister of Bihar Government, told that on Tuesday. After the tribute in the Bihar Legislature, the body will be kept at the Shastri Nagar residence for the public. His funeral will be done on Wednesday at the ancestral village or Simaria Ghat in Balua Bazar, though it will be decided after the family members gather.
Dr. Jagannath Mishra
Dr. Jagannath Mishra, an ex-railway minister, late Lalit Narayan Mishra, has had an entire era of four decades in Bihar politics. In 1968, for the first time, he was elected as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council from Muzaffarpur, Champaran and Saran Graduate Constituencies. He won from Jhanjharpur constituency in Madhubani district for five consecutive terms in the years 1972, 1977, 1980, 1985 and 1990. For the first time in the year 1997, Dr. Mishra. Kedarnath became a minister in Pandey’s Congress government. Abdul became a minister in Gafoor’s government.
Chief Minister of Bihar
He became the Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time on 8 April 1975 and was CM for nearly 2 years (30 April 1977) in his first term. At the same time, he became the Chief Minister for the second time on 8 June 1980 and held the post till 13 August 1983. Became Chief Minister for the third time on 6 December 1989 and served the state as CM till 10 March 1990. He also became the President of Bihar Pradesh Congress twice. He was made party president for the first time in March 1989 and second time in April 1992.
Member of the Rajya Sabha
Jagannath Mishra was also a member of the Rajya Sabha twice. Dr. Mishra was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1988 and 1994. In the PV Narasimha Rao cabinet of the Center, he was given the responsibility of Rural Development Minister and then Union Minister of Agriculture.
Started his career as an economics teacher
Dr. Jagannath Mishra started his career as a lecturer. He was then appointed Professor of Economics at the University of Bihar. His interest in teaching and reading and writing remained intact even in the last days of his life. He has written around 40 research papers and under his guidance 20 people have completed PhD in Economics. Apart from this, he has written more than two dozen books on various subjects and has also edited many books.
Provided second state language status to Urdu
Dr. Mishra, as the Chief Minister of Bihar, took many policy decisions which increased his popularity and gave him a different identity. Especially for the development of Urdu language and madrasas, he did many important works. On 10 June 1980, Dr. Mishra gave Urdu the status of the second state language in Bihar. For this, in the first meeting of its cabinet, the Bihar State approved the proposal to amend the Official Language Act. He himself also wrote Dr. Jagannath for a long time and removed the title ‘Mishra’.
At present, there were no affiliations with any party
Dr. Jagannath Mishra was not currently associated with any party. After spending nearly four decades in the Congress party, he once became disenchanted with the party. Jan first created a social organization called Jan Vikas Manch. Then joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) under the leadership of Sharad Pawar. Later also abandoned it. Then joined JDU under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.
Life introduction of Jagannath Mishra
Born – 24 June 1937
Ancestral Housing – Balua Bazar Village in Supaul District
Older brother – Late Lalit Narayan Mishra
Became CM three times –
First time – 8 April 1975
Second time – 8 June 1980
Third time – 6 December 1989
Minister of Rural Development and Agriculture Minister in the Narasimha Rao Government of the Center
Been MLA five times
Wife – Late Veena
Son – Three including Nitish Mishra (Former Minister, Government of Bihar)
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