Nitish Honors Bihar’s First Premier

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna on Sunday, remembered the services of Bihar's first Premier Mohammed Yunus who served the state between April 1, 1937 and July 19, 1937.

Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said that for much too long the invaluable services of Yunus had been ignored by the state governments in the past but considering what he achieved in a period of a little over three months is nothing short of amazing.

Recalling his contributions to the state, Kumar said that Yunus was the first administrator who made Waqf properties tax free, started Bihar Young Men's Institute in Patna, envisioned and established micro-finance institutions, and fought successfully against farmers paying excessive levy.

Kumar said that the state government, starting next year, would celebrate Yunus' birth anniversary on May 4 each year.

Born in Naubatpur in Patna, Yunus was the president of the Muslim Independent Party but contested elections in alliance with the Congress Party. With a bar degree from England, Yunus died on May 13, 1952.

Others who also spoke on the occasion included Maulana Anissur Rahman Qazmi of Imarat-e-Sharia, Khuda Baksh Library Director Imtiaz Ahmed, noted Urdu writer Alimullah Hali, and Yunus' grandsons Babar and Kashif.

The Chief Minister, on the occasion, also released a book on the life of Mohammed Yunus.

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