Tirhut division

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Tirhut division, Bihar
तिरहुत प्रमंडल, बिहार
Tirhut division.svg
Location of Tirhut division in Bihar
Established 1908
Districts West Champaran, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar and Vaishali.
Headquarters Muzaffarpur
Population (2011) 21,356,045
Website tirhut-muzaffarpur.bih.nic.in/history.htm

Tirhut Division or Tirhut Commissionary [1] is an administrative-geographical unit of Bihar in India. Muzaffarpur is the headquarters of the Division. The Division comprises six districts -- Muzaffarpur, West Champaran (headquartered at Bettiah), East Champaran (headquartered at Motihari), Vaishali (headquartered at Hajipur), Sitamarhi and Sheohar.

The administrative head of Tirhut Division is a Commissioner, a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Tirhut's present Divisional Commissioner is Shri Atul Prasad,[2][3] a 1987 Batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre.

Waris Ali, Khudi Ram Bose, Bhagwan Das, Juba Sahni, Raj Kumar Shukla, Ramdayalu Singh, Mathura Singh, Binda Babu, Dr.Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi, Manzoor Ahsan Ajazi, Shafi Daudi and Mahesh Babu were some of the freedom fighters of Tirhut.

Mahatma Gandhi launched his struggle for independence from the West Champaran or Bettiah district of this Division in 1916. It was the karma bhoomi of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Acharya J.B. Kripalani and Jai Prakash Narayan. Motihari is the birth place of famous writer George Orwell.

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Coordinates: 26°04′N 85°27′E / 26.07°N 85.45°E / 26.07; 85.45