Jagannath Mishra

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Dr. Jagannath Mishra
14th Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
11 April 1975 – 30 April 1977
Preceded by Abdul Gafoor
Succeeded by President's rule
In office
8 June 1980 – 14 August 1983
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Chandrashekhar Singh
In office
6 December 1989 – 10 March 1990
Preceded by Satyendra Narayan Sinha
Succeeded by Lalu Prasad Yadav
Personal details
Born Bihar, India
Residence Patna

Dr. Jagannath Mishra is a convicted Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Bihar[1] and a union cabinet minister. A former Congress leader, he was elected Chief Minister of Bihar three times. After leaving Congress he joined the NCP and now is in JD(U).[2] On 30 September 2013 a special CBI court in Ranchi convicted him along with 44 others in the Fodder Scam. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment and a fine of 200,000 rupees.[3]


Mishra began his career as a lecturer and later became professor of economics at Bihar University. He was involved in the Bhoodan Movement, started by Vinoba Bhave, between 1953 and 1960 and gave up most of his inherited land to the landless.[citation needed]

Research and Publications[edit]

He has written about forty research papers and guided twenty PhD Dissertations on Economics. He has also authored and edited a number of books.

Personal life[edit]

Mishra is married and lives in Patna with his wife. His elder brother, Lalit Narayan Mishra was Railway Minister of India and his son. Nitish Mishra, is also a politician, currently serving as cabinet minister in the Bihar state government. His nephew, Vijay Kumar Mishra, is an MLA. His another nephew Rajiv Mishra is managing Lok Sabha TV as CEO and host one of India's most watched weekly shows "Special Guest" on LSTV.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Chief Minister list, cm.bih.nic.in, accessed March 2009
  2. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/former-cm-jagannath-mishra-suffers-brain-stroke/405066-3-232.html
  3. ^ Deogharia, Jaideep (3 October 2013). "Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad gets five years in jail, Jagannath Mishra four". The Times of India. 
Preceded by
Abdul Gafoor
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
Chandrashekhar Singh
Preceded by
Satyendra Narayan Sinha
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
Lalu Prasad Yadav