Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar

29th, 31st and 32nd Chief Ministers of Bihar
In office
3 March 2000 – 10 March 2000
Preceded by President's rule
Assumed office
24 November 2005
Preceded by Rabri Devi
Succeeded by -

Minister of Railways
In office
20 March 2001 – 21 May 2004
Succeeded by Lalu Prasad Yadav
In office
19 March 1998 – 5 August 1999

Minister of Agriculture
In office
27 May 2000 – 21 July 2001
In office
22 November 1999 – 3 March 2000

Minister of Surface Transport
In office
13 Oct 1999 – 22 November 1999
In office
14 April 1998 – 5 August 1999

Born 1 March 1951 (1951-03-01) (age 59)
Bakhtiarpur, Patna
Nationality Indian
Political party Janata Dal (United)
Spouse(s) Late Smt. Manju Kumari Sinha
Children Nishant Kumar (son)
Residence 1 Anne Marg, Patna
Alma mater National Institute of Technology, Patna
Profession Politician
Social Worker
Religion Hinduism
Nitish Kumār (Hindi: नितीश कुमार Nitīśa Kumāra), (born 1 March 1951), is an Indian politician who was the 29th and 31st and is now the 32nd Chief Minister of Bihar, an eastern state of India. He leads the Janata Dal (United) party. As the Chief Minister, he has gained popularity by initiating a series of developmental and constructive activities including building of long-delayed bridges, re-laying roads that had ceased to exist, appointing over 100,000 school teachers, ensuring that doctors worked in primary health centers, and keeping crime in check.

1 Early life and background
2 Political career
2.1 Early career
2.2 Union Minister in Centre
3 Chief Minister of Bihar
3.1 1st Term (March 3, 2000 - March 10, 2000)
3.2 2nd Term (November 24th 2005 - November 24th 2010)
3.3 3rd Term (November 26th 2010 - Till Now)
4 Personal life
5 Awards and recognition
6 Positions Held
7 See also
8 References
9 External links

Early life and background
Nitish Kumār was born in Bakhtiarpur, Bihar to Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh and Parmeshwari Devi. His father was a freedom fighter and was close to the great Gandhian Bihar Vibhuti Anugrah Narayan Sinha, one of the founders of modern Bihar. His nickname is 'Munna'.[2] He is a teetotaler, does not smoke, and is a frugal eater.
He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bihar College of Engineering, Patna now NIT Patna .