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Ram Sundar Das (Hindi: राम सुन्दर दास; 9 January 1921 – 6 March 2015) was an Indian politician and a former Chief Minister of Bihar state. He was a leader of the Janata Dal (United) political party.[1]

Ram Sundar Das
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15th Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
21 April 1979 – 17 February 1980
Preceded byKarpuri Thakur
Succeeded byJagannath Mishra
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Succeeded byRam Vilas Paswan
In office
1991–1996
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Succeeded byRam Vilas Paswan
ConstituencyHajipur, Bihar
Personal details
Born(1921-01-09)9 January 1921
Gangajal, Saran district, Bihar, British India
Died6 March 2015(2015-03-06) (aged 94)
Patna, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyJanata Dal (United)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Dal , Janata Party
Spouse(s)Savita Devi
Children2 Sons and 1 daughter
OccupationPolitician
As of 6 March, 2015
Source: [1]

He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from 21 April 1979 to 17 February 1980. He was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha from Hajipur constituency in Bihar in 1991. He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the same constituency in 2009. He contested from Hajipur again in 2014 general election when in his 90s, but Ram Vilas Paswan won the seat taking advantage of the Narendra Modi - BJP wave.

As the Chief Minister of Bihar he enjoyed the trust and support of top Janata Party leaders of Emergency like Chandra Shekhar Singh and then Bihar Janata Party chief Satyendra Narayan Sinha.[2] He died on 6 March 2015 at the age of 94. He is survived by two sons and one daughter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Former Bihar Chief Minister Ram Sundar Das passes away". The Economics Times. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Ram Sundar Das". india.gov.in website. Retrieved 18 May 2010.

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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Ram Vilas Paswan
Member of Parliament
for Hajipur

1991–1996
Succeeded by
Ram Vilas Paswan
Preceded by
Ram Vilas Paswan
Member of Parliament
for Hajipur

2009–2014
Succeeded by
Ram Vilas Paswan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Janata Dal (United) Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
2009-2014
Succeeded by
Kaushalendra Kumar
Political offices
Preceded by
Karpoori Thakur
Chief Minister of Bihar
21 April 1979 – 17 February 1980
Succeeded by
President's rule