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This category is for people from Ghazipur .
The following 44 pages are in this category, out of 44 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Ghazipur – Ghazipur, is a city and municipal corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Ghazipur city is the headquarters of the Ghazipur district, one of the four districts that form the Varanasi division of Uttar Pradesh. The city of Ghazipur also constitutes one of the five tehsils, or subdivisions. Sights in the city include several monuments built by Nawab Shaikh Abdulla, or Abdullah Khan, a governor of Ghazipur during the Mughal Empire in the eighteenth century, the mosque near this tomb was probably originally a Hindu building. The road that starts at the Nawab-ki-Chahar-diwari tomb and runs past the mosque leads, after 10 km, to a matha devoted to Pavhari Baba. Cornwallis is famous for his role in the American Revolutionary War and he was later Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, there suppressing the 1798 Rebellion and establishing the Act of Union. He died in Ghazipur in 1805, soon after his returning to India for his appointment as Governor-General. His tomb, overlooking the Ganges, is a dome supported on 12 Doric columns above a cenotaph carved by John Flaxman. The remains of an ancient mud fort also overlook the river, while there are beautiful or impressive ghats leading to the Ganges. Ghazipur lies close to the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border, about 80 km east of Varanasi and 50 km from Buxar, as per the verbal and folk history. Ghazipur was covered with dense forest during the Vedic era and it was a place for ashrams of saints during that period, the place is related to the Ramayana period. Maharshi Jamadagni, the father of Maharshi Parashurama, is said to have resided here, the famous Gautama Maharishi and Chyavana were given teaching and sermon here in ancient period. Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in Sarnath, which is not far from the here, hsüan Tsang has described name of this place in Chinese as Chen-Chu that stands for lord of conflict or battle as translation of Garjanpati, and its original name was Garzapur. High Ashoka Pillar is situated in Latiya, a village 30km away from the city near Zamania Tahsil is a symbol of Mauryan Empire. This monument was decleared as the monument of importance by the archaeological survey of india. This place is now protected by the survey of india. In the Report of tours in that area of 1871-72 Alexander Cunningham wrote, The village receives its name from a stone lat, or monolith. The first Scientific Society of India was established first in Ghazipur in 1862 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan for propagating modern Western knowledge of science, technology and industry
2. Abdul Hamid (soldier) – He was later posted in the 4th Battalion of the regiment where he served all his service life. During his service, Abdul Hamid served with his battalion in Agra, Amritsar, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, NEFA and Ramgarh. During the Sino-Indian War of 1962, Hamids battalion was part of 7th Infantry Brigade commanded by Brigadier John Dalvi, surrounded and cut off, the battalion had made a fighting breakaway into Bhutan by foot and then to Misamari. A young officer,2 Lt GVP Rao had been awarded a posthumous Maha Vir Chakra, after five years of service in the anti-tank section Abdul Hamid had recently been promoted and given charge of quartermaster stores of his company. As he was the best 106mm recoilless rifle shot in the battalion, in the Lahore sector of operations,4 Mountain Division of India, having been rebuffed in its advance to the Ichhogil by the Pakistani counter-offensive, fell back to the Khem Kharan area. 4 Grenadiers was on the flank in general area of Chima village while other battalions were to the south ending with its sister battalion,7 Grenadiers. Earlier the battalion had captured its objective on the Ichhogil canal and it had already been in combat for more than 24 hours when it began digging trenches and weapon pits in its defensive positions. The battalion defended area was covered with cotton and sugarcane fields, the 106mm recoilless guns were deployed along the Khem Karan-Amritsar road. On 8 September, the enemy made repeated probing attacks on the 4th Grenadiers position, the battalions recoilless weapons and automatics were effectively sited by Hamids company officers, Lt H. R. Jahnu and 2Lt V. K. Vaid. That afternoon Abdul Hamid destroyed two Patton tanks, the commander of one of which asked Hamid for directions just before Hamid destroyed the tank. On 10 September 1965 at 0800 hours, a battalion of Pakistani armour supported by Patton tanks attacked the 4th Grenadier positions but was unable to locate the battalions defences. The attack preceded by artillery bombardment to soften the target. By 0900 hours, the tanks had penetrated the forward company positions. In the melee, Hamid saw a group of Pattons heading towards his battalion defences, seeing the gravity of the situation, he moved out to a flank with his gun mounted on a jeep. Intense enemy shelling and tank fire did not deter him and he fired continuously knocking out three Pattons one after another but was killed by tank fire from the fourth before he could engage it. India set up a war memorial named Patton Nagar in Khemkaran District, the Param Vir Chakra citation on the Official Indian Army Website reads as follows, The award was announced on 16 September 1965, less than a week after the battle that cost his life. The award was presented to his spouse, Rasoolan Bibi by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, in his memory, a mausoleum was constructed on his grave by the 4th Grenadiers at Asal Uttar and each year a mela is organised on the date of his martyrdom. The residents of Asal Uttar have named and operate a dispensary, library, in his honour, the Army Postal Service issued a special cover on 10 September 1979
3. Shrawan Kumar – Shrawan Kumar is the John R. and Louise S. Parker distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written two books, Kac-Moody groups, their varieties, and representation theory and Frobenius splitting methods in geometry. Born and raised in Ghazipur, India, Shrawan Kumar earned a Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Mumbai, in 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Shrawan Kumar at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
4. Frederick Henry Litchfield – Litchfield was born in British India, on 27 May 1832, the eldest son of Charles William Litchfield, who was then serving in the 17th Foot of the British Army as a non-commissioned officer. His grandfather was a London surgeon and his lineage is connected to the Earl of Litchfield title in England. His mother was Margaret, nee OConnor, but after she died young his father remarried in India in 1835 to Ellen Munro, daughter of Donald, Donald Munro, a Scot, also served in the 17th Foot. His father later transferred to the 38th Regiment of Foot as sergeant-major, in 1836 the regiment returned from Bengal to be stationed at Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. During that same year the extended Litchfield family decided upon emigration to South Australia, Charles William Litchfield and family embarked at London on the D’Auvergne, arriving at Adelaide on 22 March 1839. Aboard the same ship were Charles brother John and family, and sisters Mary, the brother, Dr John Palmer Litchfield, M. D. had formerly practiced in London. One sister, Mary Walford Litchfield, died 1846, while the other, Anne Litchfield, married Thomas Reynolds, much later, in 1851, another brother, Frederick Burnett Litchfield, arrived at Adelaide with his family, and became connected with the railways. His daughter, Louisa Jane Litchfield, married William Davy and were the parents of Dr Ruby Claudia Emily Davy, noted South Australian musician and composer. In early 1840 Charles William Litchfield joined the newly formed militia, Police sub-inspector Alexander Tolmer held the other adjutant position in the S. A. V. On 17 June 1840, Litchfield was gazetted as a sub-inspector of the branch of the South Australia Police. The man who appointed him was Thomas Shuldham O’Halloran, then appointed as Commissioner of Police. O’Halloran was also major-commandant of the S. A. V, meanwhile, young Fred Litchfield’s education began at a private day school in Adelaide, and was finished at the Oddfellows School, of which Lodge his father was an office-holder. The family grew rapidly, and younger half-brothers and half-sisters soon joined Fred, Charles William Litchfield served ten years in the police, rising to Inspector rank and overall command of the Adelaide Metropolitan Police. Then, after an illness, he died on 25 August 1850, aged 47 years, leaving a widow. His death was not without public controversy, Inspector Litchfield was highly esteemed but not wealthy. Many prominent citizens felt great sympathy for his widow and family, Police connections as well as members of his Oddfellows Lodge rapidly raised a considerable endowment. This was offered as a managed trust, rather than an outright gift, the refusal of this charitable gesture caused many donors to become so indignant that they retracted their contribution. In 1851 Fred’s sister, Agnes Theresa, married to mounted police Corporal George Ezekiel Mason, stationed at Wellington, South Australia, Mason was also sub-protector of Aborigines
5. Nazir Hussain – Nazir Hussain, also credited as Nasir Hussain was an Indian film actor, director and screenwriter. He was famous as an actor in Hindi Cinema and acted in almost 500 films. Dev Anand starred in a proportion of the films he acted in. Nazir Hussains father Shahabzad Khan was a guard in the Railways and he himself worked as a fireman in railways for few months and soon joined the British army during World War II. He was posted in Malaysia and Singapore where he became a prisoner of war, after being freed he came under the influence of Subhas Chandra Bose and joined the Indian National Army. He was accorded the status of freedom fighter and was given free railway pass for life, after INA, unable to find jobs he began performing plays. B. N. Sircar of New Theatres impressed by his performance called him to Calcutta to join New Theatres, in Calcutta he met Bimal Roy and became his assistant. He joined with Bimal Roy to make the film Pahela Aadmi based on the INA experience and he not only acted in the film but also wrote the story and co-wrote the dialogues for the film. Pehla Aadmi released in 1950 launched him to stardom and he became a permanent fixture in Bimal Roys movies, later he worked in many socialist theme films like Do Bigha Zamin, Devdas, Naya Daur. Munimji a 1955 Indian Hindi movie was the first film he done with actor Dev Anand, the story idea was by Ranjan, and screenplay and dialogues by Nazir Hussain. The team of Mukherjee, Nazir Hussain, Dev Anand and music director S. D. Burman later got together to another movie, Paying Guest. Main Sunder Hoon is a 1971 Bollywood drama film directed by R. Krishnan, Hussain discussed the possibility of a Bhojpuri cinema industry with Indian president Rajendra Prasad. He is considered as the Pitamah of Bhojpuri cinema, Hussain created Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo, the first Bhojpuri film. Nazir turned producer with Bhojpuri film Hamaar Sansar and also directed it, Hussain was also known for the hit Bhojpuri film Balam Pardesia in the late 1970s. Nazir had worked with several eminent actor and actress of Hindi Cinema, Nazir Hussain at the Internet Movie Database
6. Pavhari Baba – Pavhari Baba was an Indian ascetic and saint. He was born near Varanasi in a Brahmin family, in his childhood he went to Ghazipur to study under the tutelage of his uncle who was a follower of Ramanuja or Shri sect. After finishing his studies he travelled to many places, at Girnar in Kathiawar he was initiated into Yoga. He then came back to Ghazipur and built a hermitage in his house where he used to practise meditation. He was noted for his humility, politeness and spirit of welfare, one night a thief entered his hermitage. When the thief ran away leaving the stolen things behind, as Pavhari Baba had woken up from sleep, he chased the thief, the incident had deep impact on the thief who later became a monk and a follower of Pavhari Baba. In 1890 Swami Vivekananda went to Ghazipur and met him, According to Sister Nivedita, Baba died by burning in 1898, which is considered as self-immolation. Though Pavhari Baba gained popularity as a yogi, his life is shrouded with mystery and he was born in village premapur, post-premapur, District Jaunpur, Jaunpur in a Brahmin family. In his childhood he was taken to Ghazipur to study and there he lived in his uncles house and his uncle was a Naishthika Brahmachari and a follower of Ramanuja or Shri sect. He owned a piece of land in Ghazipur which Pavhari Baba got in inheritance and he was a diligent student of Vyākaraṇa and Nyaya and had demonstrated mastery in many branches of Hindu philosophy in his youth. In his youth, he visited many pilgrimages as a Brahmachari and he acquired knowledge of Dravidian languages. He had also acquaintance with the Vaishnavas of Chaitanya Mahaprabhus order, at Girnar in Kathiawar, he was first initiated into Yoga. He also became a disciple of a Sannyasi and from him he learned Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda related this act of Pavhari Baba with the practice of Hindu yogis who choose cave or similar spots to practice yoga where temperature is even and where there is not any distracting sound. In this cave he used to meditate for days, and thus he became known by the sobriquet Pavhari Baba which means pav(pawan means air, ahaari means food air-eating holy man. People from far and wide sought to visit Baba and it is said he use to communicate with visitors from behind a wall as no ones shadow specially any women should fall on him as he was bal bramachari. Once he did not come out of his hermitage for five years, but, later he came out from his place. Pvahari Baba was noted for his polite and kind behaviour, when he met Vivekananda he used expressions like this servant, my honour etc which surprised and pleased Vivekananda. People also used to admire his humility and spirit of welfare, Swami Nikhilananda mentioned an incident in his book Vivekananda, a biography
7. Gopal Prasad – Gopal Prasad is an Indian-American mathematician. He is the Raoul Bott Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and he earned his bachelors degree with honors in Mathematics from Magadh University in 1963. Two years later, in 1965, he received his masters in Mathematics from Patna University, after a brief stay at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in their Ph. D. program for Mathematics, Prasad joined TIFR for his PhD program in 1966. There Prasad began a long and extensive collaboration with his advisor M. S. Raghunathan on several topics including the study of lattices in semi-simple Lie groups, in 1976, Prasad received his Ph. D. from University of Mumbai. Prasad became an Associate Professor at TIFR in 1979, and a Professor in 1984 and he left TIFR to join the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1992, where he is the Raoul Bott Professor of Mathematics. In 1969, he married Indu Devi of Deoria, Gopal Prasad and Indu Devi have a son and a daughter. Prasads early work was on discrete subgroups of real and p-adic semi-simple groups and he proved the strong rigidity of lattices in real semi-simple groups of rank 1 and also of lattices in p-adic groups, see and. He then tackled group-theoretic and arithmetic questions on algebraic groups. He proved the strong approximation property for simply connected semi-simple groups over function fields. In collaboration with M. S. Raghunathan, Prasad determined the topological central extensions of these groups, and computed the metaplectic kernel for isotropic groups, see, and. Later, together with Andrei Rapinchuk, Prasad gave a precise computation of the kernel for all simply connected semi-simple groups. Prasad and Raghunathan have also obtained results on the Kneser-Tits problem, in 1987, Prasad found a formula for the volume of S-arithmetic quotients of semi-simple groups. Using this formula and certain number theoretic and Galois-cohomological estimates, Armand Borel and this classification, together with computations by Donald Cartwright and Tim Steger, has led to a complete list of fake projective planes. This list consists of exactly 50 fake projective planes, up to isometry and this work was the subject of a talk in the Bourbaki seminar. Prasad has worked on the theory of reductive p-adic groups with Allen Moy. The filtrations of parahoric subgroups, referred to as the Moy-Prasad filtration, is used in representation theory. These elements have used in the investigation of geometric and ergodic theoretic questions. Prasad and Rapinchuk introduced a new notion of weak-commensurability of arithmetic subgroups and they used their results on weak-commensurability to obtain results on length-commensurable and isospectral arithmetic locally symmetric spaces, see, and
8. Kuber Nath Rai – Kuber Nath Rai was a writer and scholar of Hindi literature and Sanskrit. From 1958 to 1986 he was in Nalbari College, Assam as a Lecturer in English Department, from 1986 to 1995 he was in Swami Sahajanand Saraswati PG College, Ghazipur, UP as a Principal. He got the Moortidevi Award from Bharatiya Jnanpith and many awards from UP, WB, Kuber Nath Rai dedicated his writing entirely to the form of the essay. His collections of essays Gandha Madan, Priya neel-kanti, Ras Aakhetak, Vishad Yog, Nishad Bansuri, a scholar of Indian culture and western literature, he was proud of Indian heritage. Andhkaar Mein Agnishikha, Prabhat Prakashan, ISBN 81-85826-61-7, Vishad Yoga, National Publishing Hause,1974. Parn mukut, Lok Bhāratī Prakāśana,1978, mahakavi ki Tarjani, National Publiśiṅg Hāuse,1979 Patr, Maniputul ke naam, Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana, reprint 2004. Manpawan ki Nauka, Prabhāt Prakāśana,1983, kirat nadi mein Chandramadhu, Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana,1983. Dristi Abhisaar, National Publiśhiṅg Hāuse,1984 Treta ka vrihatsaam, agam ki Nav Vani ka kshirsagar Ramayana Mahateertham, Bharatiya Jnanpith,2002 Kanthamani, Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana,1998 Uttarkuru,1993. Mahatma Gandhi Anatrrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha Maharashtra Kuber Nath Rai, Parichay Aur Pahchan, Rajiv Ranjan,2014, Ashish Prakashan Kanpur, ajay RAI, Lalit Nibandh Parampara Aur Kubre Nath Rai V. B. S Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, U. P. Sankar Chandak, Kuber Nath Rai Ke Nibandhan Ka Swaroop Aur Shilpa Vidhan
9. Krishnanand Rai – Krishnanand Rai was an Indian politician born on 11 December 1955 in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. He served as a Member of Legislative Assembly from 2002 to 2005 representing Mohammadabad Assembly located at Ghazipur district and his first stint at politics was in year 1999 from same assembly seat, which he lost. He was part of Bhartiya Janata Party until his death, Rai was the youngest of three brothers born to Lalita Rai and Jagannath Rai in the village of Gondaur, Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh. With ample farm land around rich and fertile gangetic basin, the source of earning. His mother died when he was an old and thereafter he was raised by his grandmother. His early schooling was done at the native village, at the age of 13 he moved to Varanasi to join the Central Hindu School and later attended Banaras Hindu University, where he studied medicine. Series of untoward incidents at college led to him dropping out of school, Rai began work as a contractor and became a well-known builder in Varanasi. His initial work included government-funded roads and bridges but later he moved towards construction of residential buildings, some aspirations and his close proximity to Manoj Sinha were initial thrust for him to venture into politics. He promoted Hindu sentiments and the fact that he was a Bhumihar by caste, in 2002, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from the Mohammadabad constituency in Ghazipur. There he was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 2017, his wife, Alka Rai won the assembly seat from Mohammadabad. Rai was murdered on November 29,2005, while attending a wedding in his native village. He had been aware of a death threat by Special Task Force officers, who warned him of hired killers at the residence of Mukhtar Ansari. He was coaxed to start a match in Siyari and was persuaded not to use his bullet-proof vehicle or guards. He was ambushed on his way home by assailants who used AK-47 rifles. The killing caused an outrage in the region, first Information Reports were filed against Mukhtar and Afzal Ansari but Bhajani Ram Meena, the police superintendent appointed to investigate, then left the case. He alleged undue pressure and asked for it to be transferred to the CBCID, after six months, the CBCID also surrendered the case, complaining of pressure and recommending transfer of the case to the local police. Finding no remedy, the wife of Krishnananda Rai filed a writ in Allahabad High Court demanding a CBI inquiry into the killing of her husband, the writ petition in Allahabad High Court by Alka Rai provides detail of thirty criminal cases against the ansari brothers. The Court ordered a CBI inquiry in May 2006, Ansari was accused of ordering the killing and was placed in Agra jail in 2010
10. Vinod Rai – Vinod Rai is an Indian economist who served as the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He assumed office on 7 January 2008 till 22 May 2013 and he is the current chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors and Honorary Advisor to the Railways and a member of the Railway Kaya Kalp Council. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He is widely considered as symbol of the movement and is credited with having turned the office of CAG into a powerful force for accountability. On January 30,2017, Supreme Court of India appointed Rai as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He was born Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh and he graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He has a degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He chose to study Financial Administration at Harvard Kennedy school in 1987 while he held the position of District Collector and Magistrate in the state of Kerala and he is married and has 3 children. Rai is a 1972 batch Kerala cadre officer of Indian Administrative Service and he started his career as the sub-collector of Thrissur District. Later, he became the Collector and spent his eight years of career in Thrissur City and he was called the second Sakthan Thampuran for his role in the development of the Thrissur City. He was the MD of Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation from 1977 to 1980, later he was appointed as Principal Secretary in the State Government of Kerala. He had served senior positions in the Ministries of Commerce and Defence, prior to his appointment as CAG, he served as Secretary, Financial Services and Additional Secretary in the Banking Division including banks and insurance companies under Ministry of Finance. Rai was instrumental in setting up the India Infrastructure Finance Company and was also on the Board of this company. In February 2016, Rai was appointed the chairman of Banks Board Bureau and he is the chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors and member of the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has appreciated the panel, the panel headed by Vinod Rai discussed the major business transformations currently under way in the United Nations with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. The Panel of External Auditors plays an important role in promoting accountability, mr. Rai has taken over as the chairman of Governing Board of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions on 29 February 2012. Forbes described Rai as being among that rare breed of civil servants who knows how to get work done in the government, a former colleague says Rai has an uncanny ability to cut through red tape. He was appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India with the backing of finance minister P. Chidambaram, but he has served up uncomfortable audit reports that have pinned many government departments beyond the baseline
11. Sahajanand Saraswati – Swami Sahajanand Saraswati pronunciation, born in Ghazipur district, North-Western Provinces in British India, was an ascetic, a nationalist and a peasant leader of India. He had set up an ashram at Bihta, near Patna and he was an intellectual, prolific writer, social reformer and revolutionary. Sahajanand Saraswati was born in Deva, Dullahpur, Ghazipur district in eastern North-Western Provinces in 1889 to a family of the Bhumihar clan and he was the last of six sons and was then called Naurang Rai. His mother died when he was a child and he was raised by an aunt and his father, Beni Rai, was a cultivator and knew little about religion. Gradually the peasant movement intensified and spread across the rest of India, G. Ranga and E. M. S. Namboodiripad. The Kisan Manifesto, which was released in August 1936, demanded abolition of the zamindari system, in October 1937, the AIKS adopted the red flag as its banner. Soon, its leaders became increasingly distant with Congress, and repeatedly came in confrontation with Congress governments, in Bihar, Saraswati died on 26 June 1950. Subhash Chandra Bose, leader of the Forward Bloc, said, Swami Sahajanand Saraswati is, in the land of ours, the undisputed leader of the peasant movement in India, he is today the idol of the masses and the hero of millions. It was indeed a fortune to get him as the chairman of the Reception Committee of the All India Anti-Compromise Conference at Ramgarh. For the Forward Block it was a privilege and an honour to get him as one of the foremost leaders of the Left movement and as a friend, philosopher and guide of the Forward Block itself. Following Swamijis lead, a number of front-rank leaders of the peasant movement have been intimately associated with the Forward Block. Saraswatis publications include, Bhumihar Brahmin Parichay, in Hindi, jhootha Bhay Mithya Abhiman, in Hindi. Brahman Samaj ki Sthiti in Hindi, brahmarshi Vansha Vistar in Sanskrit, Hindi and English. Kisan Sabha ke Sansmaran, in Hindi, jang aur Rashtriya Azadi Ab Kya ho. Gaya jile mein sava maas Samyukta Kisan Sabha, Samyukta Samajvadi Sabha ke Dastavez, Kisanon ke Dave Dhakaich ka bhashan Kranti aur Samyukta Morcha Gita Hridaya Kisanon ke Dave Maharudra ka Mahatandav Kalyan mein chapein lekh Kisan kaise ladten hain. Kisan ke dost aur dushman Bihar prantiya kisansabha ka ghoshna patra Kisanon ki phasane ki taiyariyan On the other side Rent reduction in Bihar, khet Mazdoor, in Hindi, written in Hazaribagh Central Jail. Jharkhand ke kisan Bhumi vyavastha kaisi ho, gaya ke Kisanon ki Karun Kahani Ab kya ho. Congress tab aur ab Congress ne kisanon ke liye kya kiya, presidential Address, 8th Annual Session of the Kisan Sabha, Bezwada,1944
12. Manoj Sinha – Manoj Sinha is a minister of communication and minister of state for railways. He was a talented student and is a civil engineer. He was a student of IIT-BHU and he maintains a low-profile image, wears his trademark dhoti and long kurta. Sinha is a three-time BJP MP in Lok Sabha and he represents Ghazipur in the Lower House. As the junior minister for railways, Sinha handled key assignments including the task to several cities in eastern Uttar Pradesh. In his last meeting in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi effusively praised Sinha for his work, manoj Sinha was born on 1 July 1959 in Mohanpura, Ghazipur District, India. He has a B. Tech And M. Tech degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi, during his student days, Sinha was the students’ union president in the Banaras Hindu University. His political career got a start when he was elected the president of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996, Sinha has been a member of the BJP national council from 1989 to 1996. He was elected to the Lower House for a term in national politics when the BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Prior to joining politics, he was a member of the General Council. He has also been a member of committee on Energy and member of committee on Government Assurances and he was inducted as a member of the BJP National Council in 1989. He was elected for terms in 1996 &1999 and again in 2014 to the Lok Sabha from Ghazipur Constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was made the Minister of State for the Railways Ministry in the first set of ministers inducted into Narendra Modi government in May 2014, in July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle, he was also made Minister of State of the Communications Ministry. An agriculturalist at heart and a silent performer who consciously maintains a low profile, recently, he was counted among the seven most honest MPs by a leading magazine. Sinha, an engineer and an IIT-BHU alumnus, has set a rare example by utilising his entire MPLAD Fund for the welfare of the people of his constituency. He is both recognised for an ability to connect with masses, especially at the rural level along with being a firm administrator. Manoj Sinha married Ms Neelam Sinha on 8 May 1977 and he belongs to Bhumihar Brahmin Community