Krishna Ballabh Sahay
() (31 December 1898 – 3 June 1974) was a freedom fighter
, who after Independence became the Revenue minister of Bihar and then later on went on to become the Chief Minister of unified Bihar.
Krishna Ballabh Sahay poularly known as K. B. Sahay was born on December 31, 1898 at Sheikhpura
in the Patna
district of Bihar. He was the eldest son of Muhshi Ganga Prasad, who served as Daroga
under British Rule. In 1919 he graduated with first class in English honors from St Columba’s College, Hazaribag
and was also awarded the Gait’s Gold Medal from the then Governor of Bihar
Soon thereafter in 1920, Sri. Krishna Ballabh Sahay jumped into the fray giving up further studies by joining the Civil Disobedience Movement at the call of Gandhiji. Between 1930 and 1934 he was jailed four times for different periods while taking part in the independence movement. During one of these incarcerations he met his mentor Sri Babu and the bond of friendship which was tied in jail remained intact throughout their lives. He was also close to Anugrah Narayan Sinha, the other legendary nationalist from Bihar.
Came 1942 and with it came Gandhiji’s battle cry of “Do or Die” for the “Quit India Movement”. Before this senior leaders of Bihar Dr. Rajendra Prasad visited Bihar to convey the conclusions of the “Vardha Accord” as well as to charter an action plan for Bihar during the Quit India Movement, in... Read More