Sri Krishna Sinha 2016

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 seriesPersonality Series: Bihar‘] :

श्रीकृष्ण सिंह (श्री बाबू)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.

Credits :
Stamp
/ FDC / Brochure / Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta & Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : StampMint 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

About : 

  • 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.

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