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The visionary of Mithila Lalit Narayan Mishra remembered
A seminar titled "Judicial and political discourse in the country in light of the changing environment" was organized remembering one of the tallest leaders of Bihar and former Railway Minister late Lalit Narayan Mishra at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi on 23rd of February 2018.

On this occasion, the intellectual class of Bihar living in New Delhi came together to not only remember Mishra, who was affectionately known as Lalit Babu, but also decided to carry his rich legacy and ideas of development.

The speakers of the seminar included the former Governor of Kerala and Nagaland Nikhil Kumar, former Supreme Court judge Gyan Sudha Mishra, former Bihar Minister Devesh Chandra Thakur and former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Iqbal Ahmed Ansari.

Speaking on the occasion, the speakers remembered their candid association with one of the architects of modern Bihar Lalit Babu and his times. They also spoke about how time has changed both judicially and politically.

Speaking to us, Vaibhav Mishra, the grandson of Lalit Babu said that "he will try to carry the ideas of his grandfather in each and every way possible".

Late Mishra held various posts in Congress party's governments. He was Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Planning,(1957–60), Deputy Minister for Home Affairs (1964–66), Deputy Finance Minister (1966–67), Minister of State for Defence Production (1967–70). From 1970 till 4 February 1973, he was Minister of Foreign Trade. On 5 February 1973, he was made Cabinet Minister of Railways by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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