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Assam’s Only Woman CM Syeda Anwara Taimur Passes Away

Guwahati: Syeda Anwara Taimur, the one girl Chief Minister of Assam, died in Australia after a protracted sickness on Monday. She was 84.

Household sources in Guwahati stated that Taimur, Chief Minister from December 6, 1980 to June 30, 1981, was residing in Australia together with her son for the previous few years.

A trainer of economics in Debicharan Barua Women Faculty in Jorhat earlier than becoming a member of politics, she had an illustrious profession spanning over 4 a long time.

Elected to the Assam Meeting 4 occasions – 1972, 1978, 1983, and 1991 – as nominee of the Congress, she additionally served as state Public Works Division (PWD) minister from 1983 to 1985.

In 1988, she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. In 2011, the veteran chief left the Congress and joined the All India United Democratic Entrance. She figured within the headlines after her title was discovered lacking from the NRC (Nationwide Register of Residents) record in 2018.

Taimur’s dying has been broadly mourned reducing throughout get together strains.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in a tweet, stated: “Saddened by the sudden demise of former Chief Minister of Assam, Syeda Anwara Taimur. Praying for the departed soul, I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family members and well-wishers.”

Mahila Congress President and get together spokesperson Sushmita Dev, in a tweet, stated: “Deeply saddened to know about the sudden demise of Assam’s first woman Chief Minister Smt Syeda Anwara Taimur ji. Syeda ji had a long public career serving the people of Assam for four terms as MLA. Prayers for the departed soul. My deepest condolences to friends and family.”

(IANS)

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