Jagannath Mishra

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Jagannath Mishra
14th Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
11 April 1975 – 30 April 1977
Preceded by Abdul Ghafoor
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 1937 (age 70-71)
Bihar, British India
Residence Patna

Jagannath Mishra is an Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Bihar[1] and a minister in the Union cabinet. Formerly involved at a high level in the Indian National Congress, he was elected Chief Minister of Bihar three times. He was Union Cabinet Minister of India of Agriculture and Rural Area in mid 1990s. On 30 September 2013 a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ranchi convicted him, along with 44 others, in the Fodder Scam. On 23 December 2017 same court acquitted him of all charges. Jagannath Mishra served his first stint as the chief minister of Bihar in the mid-1970s.

Career[edit]

Mishra began his career as a lecturer and later became professor of economics at Bihar University.

Research and publications[edit]

He has written about 40 research papers and guided 20 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. His son, Nitish Mishra, is also a politician and has served as cabinet minister in the Government of Bihar. His nephew, Vijay Kumar Mishra, is a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Another nephew, Rajiv Mishra, is CEO of Lok Sabha TV.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chief Minister list Archived 19 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine., cm.bih.nic.in, accessed March 2009
Preceded by
Abdul Gafoor
Chief Minister of Bihar
1975—1977
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of Bihar
1980—1983
Succeeded by
Chandrashekhar Singh
Preceded by
Satyendra Narayan Sinha
Chief Minister of Bihar
1989—1990
Succeeded by
Lalu Prasad Yadav