Sinha was the famous freedom fighter who served as the first chief minister of Bihar for long time. Krishna sinha was regarded among the “Architects of Modern Bihar”. In the political circle of Bihar, Sinha was popularly known as Bihar Kesari. He was elected as chief minister from the time of first congress ministry till his death in the year 1937.
He was a great chief minister of Bihar who focused a lot in abolishing Zamindari system. It was sinha who led Dalit’s entry into the Bhaidyanath Temple to engage in the work for the growth and social empowerment of Dalit. He was known for his scholarship and eradication where he had given his personal collections of 17,000 books to the public liabrary at munger in 1959. Later on the library was named after him as Shri Krishna seva sadan.
Personal details of Krishna Sinha
Sinha was born on 21st October 1887 in Khanwa, Bihar. He belongs to respectful Middle class Bhumihar Brahmin family. Krishna Sinha’s father was a religious person. His mother was also a religious minded person who died of plague when sinha was five years old. He completed his education Zilla School in Mongyr.
In his school days, sinha was more talented boy who showed his capabilities as a leader. He obtained his graduation in degree of law from Patna University. After his education, sinha got married. He had two sons whose names were shivashankar Singh and Bandhishankar Singh. His second son was commonly known as Swaraj Babu who was later led into various post of state Ministry.
Political life of Krishna
After completing his graduation in Law, Sinha started his legal practice in 1921. Mahatma Gandhi invited Krishna Sinha to join non cooperation movement. With respond to the call of Gandhi, Sinha joined non cooperation movement and got practice in 1921. With his popular political name Bihar Kesari actively participated in political works.
For his active participation, he was arrested and imprisoned by the British government in the year 1922. Sinha was released from the jail after eight years and vigorously took part the ‘salt satyagrah’ at Garhpura. In 1937, Sinha was elected as the member of Bihar cabinet. Mahatma Gandhi was highly influenced with the leadership qualities of sinha and gave him the title ‘the first satyagraha of Bihar’.
Sinha was also elected as the member of the constituent Assemble of India. Sinha was great freedom fighter who raised his voice against caste system and supported the oppressed.
Legacy of Sinha
Sinha was joined with the pair of Shree babu and A N Sinha to do all the development projects which is required for the state of Bihar. Krishna Sinha was involved in several river valley projects like koshi, aghaur and sakri to other river projects.
He was participating in the first five year plan period which was given for the rural development of agricultural sectors. He had huge contribution in the social and cultural development of the state.
Death of Sinha
Sinha was a great political leader who dedicated his entire life for the freedom struggle of this nation. Krishna Sinha continued as chief minister till his death. He was died on 31st January 1961 in Bihar.