05 October, 1923 – 03 November, 2012
Shri Kailashpati Mishra was a prominent social worker and a political leader. He was a leader of Jana Sangh, and later Bharatiya Janta Party. He was also Finance Minister of Bihar during 1977-78. He was Governor of Gujarat from May 2003 to July 2004, and for a short duration he was caretaker Governor of Rajasthan.
He was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, Bihar on 05 October, 1923. He was popularly called the ‘Bhishmapitamah’ of Bihar BJP. In the political circle people also called Shri Kailashpati Mishra as ‘Rajniti ke Ajatshatru’. Shri Kailashji always maintained a cordial relation even with the leaders of other political parties.
He was associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from 1944 onwards, and was even jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. He took part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested in the course of the movement. Shri Mishra was appointed Bihar’s Finance Minister in 1977-78 when the Janata Party government was in power in the state.
Shri Kailashpati Mishra died on 03 November, 2012 at the age of 89, in Patna, Bihar.
• Shri Mishra served as finance minister in the government of Karpoori Thakur in Bihar in 1977. In 1980, he became the first Bihar BJP President.
• He also served as BJP National Vice- President from 1995 to 2003.
• While studying in class X, Shri Mishra was arrested for picketing the main gate of his school at Buxar in support of 1942 Quit India Movement.