Arun Kumar

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Arun Kumar
Member of the India Parliament
for Jahanabad
Assumed office
Preceded by Jagdish Sharma
Personal details
Born (1959-10-02) 2 October 1959 (age 55)
Maniyawan, Jehanabad, (Bihar)
Political party Rashtriya Lok Samata Party
Spouse(s) Nirmala Kumari
Children 1 son & 1 Daughter
Residence Patna, Bihar
Alma mater Magadh University (PHD)
Religion Hindu

Arun Kumar is an Indian politician who is a Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the Jahanabad constituency in the Lok Sabha, which is the lower house of the Parliament of India. He won his seat in the Indian general election, 2014 as a Rashtriya Lok Samta Party candidate.[1] He is close to the present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.[2]

Kumar has been a member of various political parties and as of 2014 is Bihar State President of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party. His father is Brijnandan Sharma, who represents Bihar Shikshak Sangh and he comes from the village of Maniyawan, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Jehanabad.

Along with Anand Mohan Singh and Akhlaq Ahmed, Kumar had been sentenced to death in 2007 for his alleged part in the lynching of a Dalit district magistrate. The ruling in his case and that of Ahmed was overturned on appeal when it was determined that he had been present but not involved in the murder; Singh's sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.[3][4]

Kumar and a younger brother own Gyan Bharti, a chain of residential schools in Bihar. One of his four brothers is also an MLA, representing the Janata Dal (United) party.[2]


  1. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Satyendra Kumar (2014-04-14). "Contest between 'good work' and Narendra Modi wave in Jehanabad". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ St Das, Anand (20 October 2007). "Law’s Arm: 13 Years Long". Tehelka. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Supreme Court upholds life term for ex-MP in DM murder case". The Hindu. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-07.