Assam’s only woman CM Syeda Taimur passes away

GUWAHTI, SEP 28 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 9/28/2020 12:42:40 PM IST

Assam’s first and only woman chief minister Syeda Anwara Taimur passed away in Australia on Monday reportedly due to cardiac arrest. The 84-year-old was staying with her son in Australia for the past four years.

Taimur was in the news in 2018 when her name didn’t appear in the Assam National Register of Citizens. She later informed that her family members may not have applied to get her name included in the list.

A four-time Congress MLA beginning with her first election in 1972, Taimur held portfolios like education before becoming chief minister for a brief period from December 6, 1980 to June 30, 1981.

She was also nominated for a Rajya Sabha term in 1988. Taimur joined the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in 2011.

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora and several others expressed condolences on the death of the veteran leader.


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