Chandrashekhar Singh

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Not to be confused with Chandra Shekhar Singh.
Chandrashekhar Singh
20 th Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
14 August 1983 – 12 March 1985
Preceded by Jagannath Mishra
Succeeded by Bindeshwari Dubey
Personal details
Born (1927-08-17)August 17, 1927
Malaypur, Jamui, Bihar
Died July 9, 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 (M.P., BANKA)
Children Kanchan Singh, V. S. Singh, Shashank Shekhar
Residence Boring Canal Road, PATNA
Religion Hindu
Former Chief Minister of Bihar

Chandrashekhar Singh was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from August 1983 to March 1985.[1] He also held a number of Cabinet Minister positions in the Cabinet of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He had also been elected Member of Parliament numerous times.

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

He was elected to the Bihar Assembly for the first time in 1952 after which he served the people of Bihar for 30 years continuously till 1980. He was also close and a relative of Rajput stalwart Satyendra Narain Singh.1980, he was invited by Indira Gandhi to contest Elections on an Indian National Congress ticket from Banka. He won with an overwhelming majority. In 1983, he was asked to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. After the 1985 Elections, he was asked by Rajiv Gandhi to return to Government of India as Minister of Petroleum. He was elected to the Parliament of India a total of 5 times.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Chief Minister, Bihar". Chief Minister's Secretariat. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
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