Chandrashekhar Singh

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Chandrashekhar Singh
20th Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
14 August 1983 – 12 March 1985
Prime Minister

Indira Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by Jagannath Mishra
Succeeded by Bindeshwari Dubey
Union Minister of State - Petroleum
In office
1985 – 9 July 1986
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Personal details
Born (1927-08-17)17 August 1927
Malaypur, Jamui, Bihar
Died 9 July 1986(1986-07-09) (aged 58)
AIIMS, New Delhi
Political party Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Manorama Singh[1]
Children Kanchan Singh, V. S. Singh, Shashank Shekhar
Residence Boring Canal Road, Patna
Nickname(s) Lallu Jee, Saheb,Babu Saheb
Former Chief Minister of Bihar

Chandrashekhar Singh was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the 16th Chief Minister of Bihar from August 1983 to March 1985.[2] He also held a number of Union State Minister positions in the Ministry of Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He had also been elected Member of Parliament numerous times.

He last held the position of Union Minister of Petroleum, during which he died due to cancer.

He was elected to the first Bihar Assembly in 1952 after which he served the people of Bihar for 30 years continuously till 1980. He was also related to Rajput stalwart Satyendra Narayan Sinha.In 1980, having won the parliamentary elections with an overwhelming majority, in 1983, he was handpicked by Indira Gandhi to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. After the 1985 Elections, he was asked by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to return to Government of India as Union Minister of Petroleum. He was elected to the Parliament of India a total of 5 times.[3]

A museum has also been opened in Jamui in Bihar in his name.[4] It was established in 1983 by the state government to preserve the antiquities of the surrounding areas.

Quit India Movement[edit]

Pandey was a part of the famous Young Turks of Bihar Congress during the independence movement along with Bindeshwari Dubey, Bhagwat Jha Azad, Abdul Gafoor, Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Kedar Pandey all future chief ministers and Sitaram Kesri, future national president of Indian National Congress.