Satya Narayan Sinha
4th Governor of Madhya Pradesh
In office
8 March 1971 – 13 October 1977
Chief MinisterShyama Charan Shukla
Prakash Chandra Sethi
Kailash Chandra Joshi
Preceded byK. Chengalaraya Reddy
Succeeded byN. N. Wanchu
Minister of Health
In office
14 November 1967 – 14 February 1969
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded bySripati Chandrasekhar
(As Minister of State)
Succeeded byKodardas Kalidas Shah
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
September 1963 – June 1964
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byB. V. Keskar
Succeeded byIndira Gandhi
4th Leader of the Lok Sabha
In office
24 January 1966 – 3 March 1967
Preceded byGulzarilal Nanda
Succeeded byIndira Gandhi
Personal details
Born(1900-07-09)9 July 1900
Shambhupatti, Darbhanga district, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Samastipur district, Bihar, India)
Died26 July 1983(1983-07-26) (aged 83)
Samastipur, Bihar, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Source: [1]

Satya Narayan Sinha (9 July 1900 – 26 July 1983) was an Indian National Congress politician who served as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. He was the first Leader of the House in Lok Sabha not to be a prime minister.


Satya Narayan Sinha was born in Sambhupatti Samastipur in a Rajput family. He was elected to the Lower house of the Indian Parliament the Lok Sabha in 1952 from Samastipur East, 1957 and 1962 from Samastipur and in 1967 from Darbhanga in Bihar, India.[1][2][3][4]

Sinha served as Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Communications from 1964 to 1967, and as Minister for Health, Family Planning and Urban Development from 1967 to 1971. He was appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh in 1971, and served in this role until 1977.[5] He died on 26 July 1983, aged 83.[6]


  1. ^ "Lok Sabha". Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. ^ "4th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile Satya Narayan Sinha". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Fourth Lok Sabha Bihar". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Third Lok Sabha Bihar". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Former Governors of Madhya Pradesh - Shri Satya Narayan Sinha". Raj Bhavan MP. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ "12th Session of the 7th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Lok Sabha Debates. 39 (3): 2. 27 July 1983.