Friday, February 10, 2006

Bihar Kesari : Dr. Sri Krishna Singh

'Bihar Kesari' Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha was born on 21st October, 1887 in his maternal grandfather's house, Khanwa.He got his early education in his village school, and later in Zila School, Monghr, where he gradually emerged as promising student leader. At Monghyr, by the Ganges, he avowed to work relentlessly and without rerspipte to free India from the English. Dr. Sri Krishna completed his education in Patna University. He started practising law in1915, but gavae it up in 1921 to take active part in Mahtma Gandhi's non co-operation movement . As the echoes of his voice spread around Bihar, people began calling him 'Bihar Kesari'.Sri Krishna Babu first went to Jail in 1922. He underwent different terms of imprisonment for a total of about eight years. In 1930, Sri Babu played an important trole in 'Namak Satyagrah' at Garhppura. During arrest he suffered severe scalding injuries to his hands and chest.Under the Act of 1935, Sri Babu formed his Cabine Patna on 20th July, 1937. He disagreed with the Governor on the issue of the realease of political prisoners and resigned. The Governor had to give in finally and Sri Krishna Baby resumed his office. But he again resigned im 1939 over the question of involving India in the Second World War without the consent of the Indian people. Impressed by this courage ofDr. Sinha, Mahatma Gandhi in 1940 awarded him the distincting of being called ' the first Satyagrahi'm of Bihar.Ast the Chief Minister, Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha served Bihar continuously from 1946 to 1961. He was always interested in self study and his ideas and speeches were noted for their wisdom. He wasa staunch opponent of casteism and always rose in defence of the oppressed, the backward and the Harijans.
He passed away on 31st January, 1961.

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