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Chief Minister of Bihar

nitish kumar Shri Nitish Kumar
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Bihar
Visit Governor's Secretariat
Tel: (0612) 2223886, 2224784 (Office).
Tel: (0612) 2222079 (Residence).

Father's Name: Late Shri Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh
Mother's Name: 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
Education: B.Sc. (Engineering)
Qualifications Educated at Bihar College of Engineering, Patna, Bihar.
Profession Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Engineer.
Permanent Address Village - Hakikatpur, PO - Bakhtiarpur, District - Patna, Bihar
Present Address Patna, Bihar

Position 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.

Countries Visited
  • 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 - as the Agriculture Minister to attend Regional Conference of FAO in Yokohama.
Other Information
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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