Shyam Nandan Mishra
|Minister of External Affairs|
28 July 1979 – 13 January 1980
|Prime Minister||Charan Singh|
|Preceded by||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Succeeded by||P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|Member of the Indian Parliament|
|Preceded by||Yogendra Sharma|
|Succeeded by||Krishna Sahi|
|Born||20 October 1920|
Patna, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India (now Patna, Bihar, India)
|Died||25 October 2004 (aged 84)|
Kadamkuan, Patna, India
Before Indian independence
Shyam Nandan Mishra was also associated with PIPRA rural municipality of Mahottari district in Nepal. As a matter of fact, he was born here who went on to occupy one of the powerful portfolio in the Charan Singh government. You can view it here in the official page of the municipality Shyam Nandan Mishra took active part in the Indian Independence Movement and was imprisoned in connection with the Quit India Movement during 1942–1943. He was associated with various social and political organisations. He was also editor of the publications Liberator and Bihar Vaibhav.
His political career began with membership of the Constituent Assembly of India between 1950–52. He was also member of the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th Lok Sabha. He also represented the State of Bihar in the Rajya Sabha from December 1962 to April 1966 and again from April 1966 to March 1971. He was Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from December 1969 to March 1971. In 1975, when the principal opposition party leaders were arrested in the first hours of the Emergency, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani, Madhu Dandavate and Shyam Nandan Mishra and were detained together on 26 June in Bangalore, where they had gone to take part in a parliamentary commission.
Mishra served as the Union Deputy Minister for Planning from 1954 to 1962. He also served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru from June, 1951 to May, 1952. He was Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in Parliament from 1967 to 1969 and Leader of the Congress (O) Party in the Rajya Sabha from 1969 to 1971.
Member of Indian Delegations
A widely travelled person, Mishra was member of various Indian Parliamentary Delegations abroad and represented the country in several international events.
Mishra died on 25 October 2004 at his daughter's residence in Kadamkuan, following a cardiac arrest. In his condolence message at his death, the then Governor of Bihar, Justice Mandagadde Rama Jois said "The nation has lost a great partiot, a freedom fighter, a true Gandhian and a Congressman. Mishra was an expert in planning and economy, I had the unique opportunity of challenging his detention in the Karnataka High Court when he was arrested on 26 June 1975 (during The Emergency)."
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
| Minister for External Affairs of India
P. V. Narasimha Rao
- "Former Union minister dead". The Times of India. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Jaffrelot, Christophe (1996). The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics: 1925 to the 1990s : Strategies of Identity-building, Implantation and Mobilisation (with Special Reference to Central India). C. Hurst & Co. p. 592. ISBN 978-1-85065-170-3.
- "6th Lok Sabha - Members Bioprofile - Mishra, Shri Shyam Nandan". Parliament of India.