Kishori Sinha


Kishori Sinha (25 March 1925 – 19 December 2016) was an Indian politician,[1] social activist, a lifelong advocate of women's empowerment and a former two-term Member of Parliament from the Vaishali constituency.[1][2][3] She was married to the former Chief Minister of Bihar Satyendra Narayan Sinha, who was a seven-term Member of Parliament, from the constituency of Aurangabad.[4][5][6] Her son Nikhil Kumar had served as the Governor of Kerala and Governor of Nagaland.[7]

Kishori Sinha
Shrimati Kishori Sinha Ji MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Vaishali
In office
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded byDigvijay Narain Singh
Succeeded byUsha Sinha
Personal details
Born(1925-03-25)25 March 1925
Dumra, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India
Died19 December 2016(2016-12-19) (aged 91)
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyINC, Janata Party
Spouse(s)Satyendra Narayan Sinha
ChildrenNikhil Kumar
Residence(s)Sopan, Patna
Nickname(s)Bacchi Ji
As of 7 September, 2008
Source: [1]

Early lifeEdit

A Young Kishori Sinha with S N Sinha & son Nikhil Kumar

She completed her education from Chapman High School Muzzafurpur. Thereafter, she graduated from Patna Women's college. Born in a politically influential family, she grew up in an intensely political atmosphere. Her grandfather, Rai Saheb Awadh Bihari Singh, was a prominent figure. Her father, Rameshwar Prasad Sinha, was a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement, and was a Member of the Constituent Assembly of India. She, despite being[8] married at the tender age of 13 to Satyendra Narayan Sinha, broke many social barriers of the time by acquiring top-class education and entering into public service in various roles.

Member of ParliamentEdit

She was elected as a member of the Parliament from Vaishali constituency in 1980; becoming first woman to be elected from the constituency. She was re-elected in 1984. Mrs. Kishori Sinha and her husband Satyendra Narayan Sinha[9] were among the three parliamentary couples in the entire country who were elected together to the 7th Lok Sabha. She had a special interest in[10] Upliftment of Women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minority community and was also a member of All India Women's Council. Her[1] political life stretched to over six decades.


Sinha who had been admitted in a private hospital in Patna was making satisfactory recovery after the surgery but her condition suddenly worsened and she died on 19 December 2016, at the age of 91.[8] Her Patna residence witnessed a beeline of eminent politicians, cutting across party lines, who came to see her for one last time while paying floral tribute to her. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Nitish Kumar, former Chief Ministers of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav, Jitan Ram Manjhi, Jagannath Mishra, BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mangal Pandey, Sushil Kumar Modi and others, Congress leaders Ashok Choudhary, Subodh Kant Sahay and others, RJD leaders Shivanand Tiwari, Ramchandra Purvey, Mundrika Singh Yadav and others, JD(U) ministers from the Cabinet were among many who visited her Patna home to pay their last respects.

State funeralEdit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was one of the many politicians to visit Kishori Sinha's residence on Boring Road,[8] announced her funeral with full state honors.[11] He also announced his decision to install a life-size statue of Mrs. Kishori Sinha next to the statue of her husband Satyendra Narayan Sinha at the Satyendra Narayan Sinha park (formerly Children's park) in Sri Krishna Puri.[12]

References and bibliographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c Staff, PatnaDaily. "Former MP and Social Activist Kishori Sinha Cremated with Full State Honors - PatnaDaily". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Kishori Sinha, former MP". Election commission. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Vaishali MP-Kishori Sinha". Parliament of India. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  4. ^ Official website. "PM condoles passing away of Satyendra Narayan Sinha". PM's Messages. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2006.
  5. ^ Magnificent Bihar. "Nikhil Kumar On Bihar". Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  6. ^ Home Page on the Parliament of India's Website]. "Member Bio Data". Loksabha. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2006. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  7. ^ "Former MP Kishori Sinha dies after a protracted illness". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Staff, PatnaDaily. "Kishori Sinha, Wife of former CM S. N. Sinha, is no more - PatnaDaily". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  9. ^ "7th Lok Sabha youngest in India's 28-year history of parliaments 15021980". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Members Bioprofile". 47.132. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ex-MP Kishori Sinha dies passes away". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  12. ^ "S K Puri park to be named after former CM S N Sinha - Times of India". Retrieved 20 January 2017.


  • Mere Sansmaran, an autobiography by Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha
  • Anugrah Abhinandan Granth samiti. 1947 Anugrah Abhinandan Granth. Bihar.
  • Anugrah Narayan centenary year celebration Committee. 1987. Bihar Bibhuti : Vayakti Aur Kriti , Bihar.
  • Bimal Prasad (editor). 1980. A Revolutionary's Quest: Selected Writings of Jayaprakash Narayan. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

External linksEdit

  • Kishori Sinha:Home Page on the Parliament of India's Website
  • Nitish, Lalu pay tribute to Kishori Sinha
  • Kishori Sinha Cremated with Full State Honors
  • Life size statue of Smt. Kishori Sinha to be installed in Patna -Nitish Kumar
  • The Hindu national-Kishori Sinha passes away
  • Guest Column-Kishori Sinha
  • Vaishali Loksabha Election Results
  • Kishori Sinha,wife of S.N. Sinha no more