A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Bihar Kesari’ Shri Krishna Singh, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (1946-61), first Chief Minister in the country to abolish the zamindari system [a part of the series ‘Personality Series: Bihar‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 26, 2016
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to release a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Personality Series: Bihar.
Stamp / FDC / Brochure / Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta & Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 2.0 Lakh
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Shri Krishna Singh
Born on Oct 21, 1887 at Khanwa, Bengal Presidency, British India [now in Bihar]
Died on Jan 31, 1961 at Patna, Bihar, India
- Sri Krishna Sinha was born in 21st October, 1887 in Khanwa, Bihar. He received his early education from Zilla School in Monghyr. He displayed his capability as a leader in his school days itself. After obtaining Law Degree from Patna University, he started legal practise at Munger in 1915. He avowed to work relentlessly to free India from the English. He left his legal practice in 1921 to take active part in Mahatma Gandhi’s non co-operation movement. As his fame spread around Bihar, people began calling him ‘Bihar Kesari’. He was arrested and imprisoned in 1922 by the British Government. He was released after eight years and played an important role in ‘Namak Satyagrah’ at Garhpura. Under the Act of 1935, Sri Krishna Sinha formed his Cabinet Patna on 20th July, 1937. As he disagreed with the Governor on the issue of the release of political prisoners, he resigned. The Governor had to give in finally and Sri Krishna Sinha resumed his office. But he again resigned in 1939 over the question of involving India in the Second World War without the consent of the Indian people. Impressed by this courage of Dr. Sinha, Mahatma Gandhi in 1940 called the “first Satyagrahi of Bihar”. In 1946, Sri Krishna Sinha was elected as the Chief Minister of Bihar and he served till 1961. He was also selected as the member of the Constituent Assembly of India. He passed away on 31st January 1961.
- Text : Based on the material available on internet.