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Syeda Anwara Taimur, solely lady CM of Assam, passes away of cardiac arrest at 84 – India News , Firstpost

Taimur occupied the chief minister’s workplace from December 1980 to June 1981, as a member of the Congress celebration. She was an MLA in 1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991, and held a ministerial berth twice

File picture of Syeda Anwara Taimur. Twitter@HimantaBiswa

Syeda Anwara Taimur, the one lady to have held the put up of chief minister of Assam, handed away at age 84 of cardiac arrest in Australia, in keeping with a number of media experiences.

She was dwelling in Australia for the final 4 years.

Taimur occupied the chief minister’s workplace from December 1980 to June 1981, as a member of the Congress, as per a report in Indian Express. She was elected to the state’s Legislative Assembly in 1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991, and held a ministerial berth twice, as per the report.

She was additionally a member of the Rajya Sabha twice, in 1988 she was nominated to the Upper House, whereas in 2004 she was elected. Taimur joined the AIUDF celebration in 2011.

In 2018, Taimur made headlines when her title wasn’t included within the Assam National Register of Citizens. “It is unhappy that my title is just not there within the record. I’ll return to Assam within the final week of August after which provoke the method to get my title and that of my household’s enlisted within the NRC,” she had mentioned.

However, Hindustan Times reported that she later clarified that her household “may not have applied to get her name included in the list”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal had been among the many leaders who condoled her demise.

Modi tweeted, “Condolences to the family and well-wishers of former Assam CM, Syeda Anwara Taimur Ji. Her contributions towards Assam’s development will be remembered. May her soul rest in peace.”

“Praying for the departed soul, I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family members and well-wishers,” Sonowal wrote on Twitter.

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned, “An able administrator and affable people’s person, Syeda Mam was the only woman CM of Assam. A 4-term MLA, she had an illustrious political career spanning over 4 decades. My prayers & condolences.”

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi additionally mentioned that Taimur was a “veteran mass leader who championed the cause of politics with an undertone of people’s development”. He added, “I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.”

Assam Congress leaders Ripun Bora and Debabrata Saikia additionally condoled Taimur’s demise.

 

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