Nagarjun was a major Hindi and Maithili poet who has also penned a number of novels, short stories, literary biographies and travelogues, and was known as Janakavi- the People's Poet. Born Vaidya Nath Mishra, in 1911, into a Maithil Brahmin family in a small village of Satlakha in Madhubani District of Bihar, India, which was his mother's village, though his family belonged to Tarauni village in Darbhanga district.

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay was a renowned Bengali author. He was born in Darbhanga, Bihar, India. Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay was born on 24 October 1894 in Pandoul, a village of Mithila of Bihar(India).The name of his father is Bipin Bihari Mukherjee and mother's name is Giribala Devi. Bibhutibhushan's early days were spent in Darbhanga, Bihar, India. His college life was spent in Patna and Calcutta Was a schoolteacher and Manager of Daily English News paper, named "Indian Nation" published from Patna.

Nagendra Nath Jha

Nagendra Nath Jha born in Darbhanga, Bihar is former Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry and a former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is a former diplomat.

Lakshmi Kant Jha

Lakshmi Kant Jha, MBE born in Darbhanga, Bihar, or L. K. Jha as he was called, was the eighth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1 July 1967 to 3 May 1970. A member of the 1937 batch of the Indian Civil Service, Jha rose to a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Supply, and was appointed an MBE for his service in the 1946 New Year Honours List. had served as Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, prior to his appointment as Governor of RBI.

Binod Bihari Verma

Binod Bihari Verma was a Maithili littérateur by soul, medical doctor by profession and a defence officer by career. He is most noted for his pioneering work on Panjis, which are ancient genealogical charts, Maithili Karna Kayasthak Panjik Sarvekshan. He is also known for his depiction of rural poor of the Mithila region in his writings. Binod Bihari Vema was born in Baur District Darbhanga, Bihar on 3 December 1937 to a Maithil Karna Kayasth landlord Rameshwar Lal Das and Yogmaya Devi.

Parmanand Jha

Parmanand Jha is the current Vice President of Nepal and a former Supreme Court judge. He was born and brought up in Darbhanga, Bihar, India. Jha resigned as a judge in December 2007 after he was not proposed by the Judicial Council as a permanent judge at the apex court, following allegations of involvement in drug smuggling. Later, Jha joined political life and became a member of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. On 19 July 2008, he was elected the vice-president of Nepal by the Constituent Assembly. He was nominated by the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum.

Binodanand Jha

Binodanand Jha also known as Pandit Binodanand Jha was an Indian politician. He was educated at the Central Calcutta College, (now Maulana Azad College) under the University of Calcutta. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from February 1961 to October 1963. He was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from the Darbhanga constituency of Bihar in 1971. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1948 from Bihar.

Gonu Jha

Gonu Jha was a "Pratyutpannamati" (ready-witted) character and a contemporary of Hari Singh King of Mithila in the 13th century. There are several humorous Maithili language folktales about him, depicting him as a witty and wise man. Gonu Jha was a Maithili Brahmin from Bharwara, block Singhwara, Darbhanga, Bihar. His story is very famous throughout the Mithila region, like that of Akbar and Birbal in north India or Tenaliram. Gonu Jha was known to be very intelligent, and he used his mind to solve problems created by others.

Ramnath Goenka

Ramnath Goenka (April 3, 1904 – October 5, 1991) was a newspaper baron of India. He launched The Indian Express and created the Indian Express Group with various English and regional language publications. In its 2000 millennium issue, India Today magazine, named him amongst "100 people Who Shaped India". Goenka was born in Darbhanga district of Bihar. He completed his primary education in Varanasi. At the age of 15, he came to Chennai to learn the ropes of the business by venturing into the trade of yarn and jute. He was married to Moongibai.