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|20 th Chief Minister of Bihar|
14 August 1983 – 12 March 1985
|Preceded by||Jagannath Mishra|
|Succeeded by||Bindeshwari Dubey|
|Born||17 August 1927
|Died||9 July 1986
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Manorama Singh (M.P., BANKA)|
|Children||Kanchan Singh, V. S. Singh, Shashank Shekhar|
|Residence||Boring Canal Road, PATNA|
|Former Chief Minister of Bihar|
Chandrashekhar Singh was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from August 1983 to March 1985. He also held a number of Cabinet Minister positions in the Cabinet of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He had also been elected Member of Parliament numerous times.
He last held the position of Minister of Petroleum, after which he died due to cancer.
He was elected to the Bihar Assembly for the first time in 1952 after which he served the people of Bihar for 30 years continuously till 1980. In 1980, he was invited by Indira Gandhi to contest Elections on an Indian National Congress ticket from Banka. He won with an overwhelming majority. In 1983, he was asked to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. After the 1985 Elections, he was asked by Rajiv Gandhi to return to Government of India as Minister of Petroleum. He was elected to the Parliament of India a total of 5 times.
A museum has also been opened in Jamui in Bihar in his name. It was established in 1983 by the state government to preserve the antiquities of the surrounding areas.
- "Chief Minister, Bihar". Chief Minister's Secretariat. Retrieved 2011-02-07.