Assam’s first and the only woman Chief Minister Syeda Anwara Taimur passed away in Australia on Monday at the age of 84.

She was residing in Australia with her son for the past few years and she was not keeping well for some time now.

She was the state’s chief minister from December 6, 1980, to June 30, 1981.

From 1983 to 1985 Taimur was the Public Works Department (PWD) minister of Assam.

She was elected to the Assam Assembly (MLA) in 1972, 1978, 1983, and 1991.

Her death has been widely mourned cutting across party lines.

In a tweet, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “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,” he added.

 

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