Thursday, December 24, 2015

During Quit India movement #KirtiAzad's father was hit by bullet in his leg

Kirtivardhan Bhagwat Jha Azad or Kirti Azad is the son of former Chief Minister of Bihar Bhagwat Jha Azad. He was an aggressive right-hand batsman and a quickish offspinner.The highlight of his career was being part of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.He won the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Darbhanga.

His illustrious father Bhagwat Jha Azad was chief minister of Bihar and a member of Lok Sabha.He was chief minister from 14 February 1988 to 10 March 1989.
Bhagwat Jha Azad represented Bhagalpur in the Lok Sabha for six terms. He was elected to the first Lok Sabha and then to the third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth Lok Sabha. He also served as a Union minister of state from 1967 to 1983 in the ministries of agriculture, education, labour and employment, supply and rehabilitation, civil aviation and food and civil supplies.

Bhagwat Jha Azad was born at Kasba village at Mehrama in Godda district of undivided Bihar and now in Jharkhand on 28 November 1922. He completed his education from TNB Collegiate School and TNB College, Bhagalpur and Patna University. Azad took active part in the Quit India movement in 1942 and was hit by a bullet in his leg.