Bihar Province

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Bihar Province
बिहार
Province of British India

1936–1947

Flag of Bihar

Flag

Location of Bihar
Bihar Province in a 1940 map of British India
History
 -  Bifurcation of Bihar and Orissa Province 1936
 -  Independence of India 1947
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Bihar Province was a province of British India, created in 1936 by the partition of the Bihar and Orissa Province.

History[edit]

In 1756 Bihar was part of Bengal. On 14 October 1803 Orissa was occupied by the British Raj. On 1 April 1912 both Bihar and Orissa were separated from Bengal as Bihar and Orissa Province. On 1 April 1936 Bihar and Orissa became separate provinces. On 23 March 1946 Bihar was granted self rule. Finally on 15 August 1947 Bihar Province became part of independent India.[1]

Governors[edit]

  • 1 Apr 1936 - 11 Mar 1937 Sir James David Sifton (s.a.)
  • 11 Mar 1937 - 5 Aug 1939 Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett (b. 1883 - d. 1969)
  • 5 Aug 1939 - 9 Jan 1943 Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart (b. 1888 - d. 1964) (acting to Sep 1939)
  • 9 Jan 1943 - 6 Sep 1943 Sir Thomas George Rutherford (b. 1886 - d. 1957) (1st time)
  • 6 Sep 1943 - 23 Apr 1944 Sir Robert Francis Mudie (acting) (b. 1890 - d. 1976)
  • 23 Apr 1944 - 13 May 1946 Sir Thomas George Rutherford (s.a.) (2nd time)
  • 13 May 1946 - 15 Aug 1947 Sir Hugh Dow (b. 1886 - d. 1978)

Chief ministers[edit]

  • 1 Apr 1937 - 19 Jul 1937 Muhammad Yunus (b. 1884 - d. 1952) MIP
  • 20 Jul 1937 - 31 Oct 1939 Srikrishna Sinha (1st time) (b. 1888 - d. 1961) INC
  • 31 Oct 1939 - 23 Mar 1946 Governor's Rule
  • 23 Mar 1946 - 15 Aug 1947 Srikrishna Sinha (2nd time) (s.a.) INC

see also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 25°36′N 85°06′E / 25.6°N 85.1°E / 25.6; 85.1