Kailashpati Mishra

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Kailashpati Mishra (5 October 1923 – 3 November 2012) was an Indian politician. He was leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former Governor of Gujarat and for a short duration Governor of Rajasthan following the death of the incumbent Governor Nirmal Chandra Jain. [1]

Kailashpati Mishra was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, Bihar, into a Bhumihar Brahmin family.[2] He was a bachelor and popularly called the "Bhishmapitamah" of Bihar.[citation needed] He was affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1944 onwards, and was jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. He took part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested for the same and was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1943. He won the Assembly election for Bikram Patna, and was Finance Minister in Bihar Government.[3] Mishra was also appointed Bihar's finance minister in 1977-78 when the Janata Party government was in power.

Mishra died, aged 86, in Patna, Bihar.[4][5]

Book Written & Published[edit]

  • Chetana Ke Swar - Collection of Poems
  • Path Ke Sansmaran - Autobiography


  1. ^ Raj Bhavan
  2. ^ Abhay Singh (2004-07-06). "BJP, Cong eye Bhumihars as Rabri drops ministers". The Times of India. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  3. ^ Kailashpati Mishra is new Gujarat governor, The Times of India, 2003-05-04 
  4. ^ Present Governor
  5. ^ "BJP Leader Kailashpati Mishra is no more; Narendra Modi to Visit Patna". Patnadaily.com. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
Preceded by
Sunder Singh Bhandari
Governor of Gujarat
May 2003 – July 2004
Succeeded by
Balram Jakhar
Preceded by
Nirmal Chandra Jain
Governor of Rajasthan (acting)
September 2003 – January 2004
Succeeded by
Madan Lal Khurana