SINHA. SHRI SATYA NARAYAN, Law Graduate. Cong., (Bihar—Darbhanga—1967): s. of late Shri Beni Prasad Sinha; b. at Shambhupatti, Distt. Darbhanga, 1900; ed. at Muzaffarpur Zila School and Fatna University; m. in 1918; 1 S and 3 d.; Agriculturist and Zamindar; joined the freedom movement in 1920; elected Member of the Bihar Legislative Council in 1926; Member, A.I.C.C. for the last 32 years: President, Darbhanga D.C.C., 1930—47; elected Member of the Central Legislative Assembly, 1934; elected Whip of Congress Party in the Central Legislative Assembly, 1937; elected Chief Whip of the Opposition in the Assembly, 1939; General Secretary, Bihar P.C.C., 1942—47; re-elected to the Central Legislative Assembly, 1945 and reelected Chief Whip of the Congress Party in the Assembly, 1946; Secretary to the Leader of the House in addition to his duties as Government Chief Whip, 1948; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, 1948—52; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57; Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62 and Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, 1952—63 with the status of Cabinet Minister from May 1962; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting from September 1963 to June 1964; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Communications from June 1964 to March 1967; Minister without Portfolio from March, 1967.
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