In History Today :: Birth of Karpoori Thakur [ 24th of January 1924 ]
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In History Today :: Birth of Karpoori Thakur [ 24th of January 1924 ]

In History Today :: Birth of Karpoori Thakur [ 24th of January 1924 ]24 January 2015 :: In History Today :: Birth of Karpoori Thakur [ 24th of January 1924 ]
Karpoori Thakur (24 January 1924 – 17 February 1988) was an Indian politician from the Bihar state. He was popularly known as Jan Nayak (Hindi for “the people’s leader”). He served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from December 1970 to June 1971 (Socialist Party/Bharatiya Kranti Dal), and from December 1977 to April 1979 (Janata Party).Karpoori Thakur, son of Gokul Thakur & Ramdulari Devi, was born in Pitaunjhia (now renamed to Karpuri Gram) village of the Samastipur District of British India. As a student activist, he left his graduate college to join the Quit India Movement. For his participation in the Indian independence movement, he spent 26 months in prison.

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