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Deep Narayan Singh
1894 - 1977

Early Life:  

Deep Narayan Singh was born on 25 December 1894 in the village of Purantand, Bihar. Early in his life, he worked as a school inspector. 

 

Role in India’s Independence Movement: 

Singh’s entry into the freedom movement and the larger political landscape came as a response to Gandhi’s call for Civil Disobedience. He left his previous job and became an active part of the struggle for independence. 

 

Contribution to  Constitution Making:  

Singh was elected to the Constituent Assembly on a Congress Party ticket. He was not an active participant in the Assembly. 

 

Later Contributions: 

Singh was elected to the 1952 Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Mahnar constituency on a Congress Part ticket. He was appointed by to the State Cabinet by Chief Minister Krishna Sinha as Bihar’s Minister of Power and Irrigation.   

 

Following the sudden death of Krishna Sinha, Singh was appointed by Governor Dr. Zakir Hussain as the caretaker Chief Minister of Bihar between 1 February 1961 and 18 February 1961.  

 

Deep Narayan Singh passed away on 7 December 1977.  

 

The Directorate of Archaeology and Museum in Bihar established the Deep Narayan Singh Museum in the city of Hajipur in Vaishali district, Bihar. Apart from holding important collections from the Gupta, Maurya and Medieval period, it also has within its selection, the diaries of Deep Narayan Singh.  

Singh was not a part of any Assembly Committee.

Deep Narayan Singh [A video profile by The Lallantop]