Bilat Paswan Vihangam

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Bilat Paswan Vihangam
vill+Po-Eakhuttha,PS-Khutauna,Disst-Madhubani Bihar, India
Died(2017-10-05)October 5, 2017
Known forHindi & Maithili literature
Spouse(s)late Bhulkun Devi
Parent(s)late Bhutai Paswan
AwardsPadma Shri

Bilat Paswan, who writes under the nome de plume, Vihangam, was an Indian writer and politician, known for his writings in Hindi & Maithili literature.[1] He is a former chairman of Bihar Public Service Commission & former chairman of Bihar Inter University Board. Born in 1940 to Bhutai Paswan in Bihar,[2] he represented Rajnagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) at the Bihar Legislative Assembly for two terms in 1968 and 1972 & Khajauli (Vidhan Sabha constituency) at the Bihar Legislative Assembly for two terms in 1985 and 1990,[3] running under Indian National Congress candidature, defeating Ram Lakhan Ram of the Communist Party of India on both the elections.[4] He also ran in two elections unsuccessfully, in 1980 and 2000.[5] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005, for his contributions to literature.[6]

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  1. Badri Narayan Tiwari (2011). "Folklore of Reshma and Chuharmal". Muse India (38). 
  2. "Dr. Bilat Paswan Vihangam vs The State Of Bihar & Ors". India Kanoon. 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  3. "List of Winning MLA's from Khajauli Till Date". Maps of India. 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. "Previous Year's Election Results in Khajauli, Bihar". Trace All. 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. "Bihar Assembly Election 2000". Empowering India. 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  6. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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