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Anwara Taimur

Predecessor  President's rule
Party  Indian National Congress
Spouse  M.M. Taimur
Name  Anwara Taimur
Successor  President's rule

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Born  24 November 1936 (age 79) (1936-11-24) Assam, India
Political party  Indian National Congress
Role  Indian member of Parliament

Syeda Anwara Taimur (born 24 November 1936) was the chief minister of the Indian state of Assam from 6 December 1980 to 30 June 1981. She is a leader of the Indian National Congress party in Assam and a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

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In the history of Assam, she is the only female and Muslim Chief Minister of the state. In Indian history also, Syeda Anwara Taimur is the first Muslim woman Chief Minister of any state. Her term as chief minister ended when the state was put under president's rule for six months. From 1983 to 1985 she was the PWD minister of the same state. Anwara was lecturer in Economics in Debicharan Barua Girls College, Jorhat in 1956. She was an elected member of the Assam Assembly (MLA) in 1972, 1978, 1983, and 1991. In 1988 she was nominated to the Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha). In 1991 she was appointed to the post of Minister for Agriculture in Assam.

She graduated from Aligarh Muslim University with economics honors. Anwara joined All India United Democratic Front in 2011.

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Anwara Taimur Wikipedia


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