|22nd Chief Minister of Bihar|
14 February 1988 – 10 March 1989
|Prime Minister||Rajiv Gandhi|
|Preceded by||Bindeshwari Dubey|
|Succeeded by||Satyendra Narayan Sinha|
|Majority||Indian National Congress|
|Born||28 November 1922|
Godda, Bengal Presidency, British India
(present-day Godda, Jharkhand, India)
|Died||4 October 2011|
Bhagwat Jha Azad was chief minister of Bihar in India and a member of Lok Sabha. He was chief minister from 14 February 1988 to 10 March 1989. He was freedom fighter and lifelong politician from Indian National Congress. He was father of Kirti Azad, a Lok Sabha member of (BJP) and a former cricketer.
He represented Bhagalpur in the Lok Sabha for six terms. He was elected to the third Lok Sabha and then to the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth Lok Sabha. He also served as a Union minister of state from 1967 to 1983 in the ministries of agriculture, education, labour and employment, supply and rehabilitation, civil aviation and food and civil supplies.