JHA, SHRI BINODANAND, (Cong.) Bihar-Darbhanga—1971, Son of Late Shri Sachchida Nand Jha; b. at Deoghar, District Santhal Pargana, April 17, 1900; ed. at Central College, Calcutta; m. Shrimati Pramila Jha, 1932; 2 s.; Cultivator and Social Worker; left studies to join the National Movement; Member, (i) Deoghar Municipality, 1924-27, (ii) Places of Pilgrims Committee, 1925-28 and (iii) Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1936 and from 1946; Parliamentary Secretary, Bihar, 1936-38; joined Cabinet in 1946 as Minister Incharge of Local Self Government, Medical, Labour and Revenue; Member, Constituent Assembly, 1948; Chief Minister, Bihar, uptil 1963.
Social activities.—Running institutions for the welfare of Spinners' of Gramodyog under Congress, Charkha Sangh and Khadi Commission.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Book reading and yoga.
Special interests.—Problems relating to aboriginals and backward classes and Panchayat.
Publications.—Contributed twelve articles on Santhal Pargana in 1928.
Travels abroad.—France, U.K., Switzerland, Germany and other European countries.
Permanent address.—Pokhnatilha, P.O. B. Deoghar, District Santhal Pargana, Bihar.