Various literatures indicate the fact that Jamui was known as Jambhiyaagram. According to Jainism, the 24th Tirthankar lord Mahavir got divine knowledge in Jambhiyagram situated on the bank of river named Ujjihuvaliya. Another place of a divine light of Lord Mahavir was also traced as “Jrimbhikgram” on the bank of Rijuvalika river which resembles Jambhiyagram Ujjhuvaliya.
The Hindi translation of the words Jambhiya and Jrimbhikgram is Jamuhi which is doveloped in the recent time as Jamui. With the prassage of time, the river Ujhuvaliya /Rijuvalika is supposed to be deoveloped as the river Ulai river is still flowing nearby Jamui. The old name of Jamui has been traced as Jambhubani in a copper plate which is kept in Patna Musuem. This plate clarifies that in the 12th century, Jambudani was nothing but today’s Jamui. Thus, the two ancient names as Jambhiyagram and Jambubani prove that this district was important as a religious place for Jains and it was also a place of Gupta dynasty in the 19th century. The historian Buchanan also visited this place in 1811 and found the historical facts. According to other historians Jamui was also famous in the era of Mahabharata.
Late Sri Krishna Singh
Sri Krishna Singh (Sri Babu) (1887–1961), known as Bihar Kesari, was the first Chief Minister of the Indian state of Bihar (1946–1961).
Along with the nationalists Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Dr. Anugrah Narayan Singh, Singh is regarded among the Architects of Modern Bihar. Barring the war years (Second World War 1939–1945), Singh was chief minister of Bihar from the time of the first Congress Ministry in 1937 until his death in 1961.” It was Singh who led Dalit’s entry into the Baidyanath Dham temple (Vaidyanath Temple, Deoghar), reflecting his commitment to the upliftment and social empowerment of dalits. Singh was the first Chief Minister in the country to abolish zamindari system in Bihar. He underwent different terms of imprisonment for a total of about eight years in British India.
Late Sri Chandrashekhar Singh
Chandrashekhar singh was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from August 1983 to March 1985. He also held a number of Cabinet Minister positions in the Cabinet of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
Late Sri Tripurari Singh
Noted political leader who became Chairman of Bihar Vidhan Sabha.
Late Sri Shukra Das Yadav
Noted social reformer and political leader, who fought for the cause of weaker section of the society. He also fought against Dowry, Child Marriage and Caste System. Later he joined politics and became Pramukh.
Late Sri Shyama Prasad Singh
A freedom fighter who actively participating in Civil Disobedience Movement of Mahatma Gandhi. He was editor of Calcutta Samachar and director of Nav Sakti Patna.
Late Sri Giridhar Narayan Singh
Noted freedom fighter member of Socialist Party who founded the Kishan Shabha against the British rule. He actively participated in 1942 Quit India Movement.
Late Sri Dukhharan Prasad
Noted freedom fighter, who led the freedom movement to the common masses. He was sent to jail in 1943 where he was assaulted badly by the police and consequently he died and became an immortal martyr of the nation.
Late Sri Kumar Kalika Prasad Singh
Famous freedom fighter and Satyagrahi, who went jail several times during the British rule. K.K. M.College, Jamui has been named after him.