Bhagwat Jha Azad
|Ajay Jha Azad|
|22nd Chief Minister of Bihar|
14 February 1988 – 10 March 1989
|Preceded by||Bindeshwari Dubey|
|Succeeded by||Satyendra Narayan Sinha|
Bhagwat Jha Azad was chief minister of Bihar in India and a member of Lok Sabha. He was chief minister from 14 February 1988 to 10 March 1989. He was father of Kirti Azad, a Lok Sabha member of (BJP) and a former cricketer.
He represented Bhagalpur in the Lok Sabha for six terms. He was elected to the first Lok Sabha and then to the third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth Lok Sabha. He also served as a Union minister of state from 1967 to 1983 in the ministries of agriculture, education, labour and employment, supply and rehabilitation, civil aviation and food and civil supplies.
Azad was born at Kasba village at Mehrama in Godda district of undivided Bihar and now in Jharkhand on 28 November 1922. He completed his education from TNB Collegiate School and TNB College, Bhagalpur and Patna University. Azad took active part in the Quit India movement in 1942 and was hit with a bullet in his leg.
He died in 2011.
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