Anwara Taimur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Anwara Taimur
Born (1936-11-24) 24 November 1936 (age 80)
Assam, India
Predecessor President's rule
Successor President's rule
Political party All India United Democratic Front

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.[1] She is a leader of the Indian National Congress party in Assam and a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

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.[2] 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).[3] In 1991 she was appointed to the post of Minister for Agriculture in Assam.

She graduated from Aligarh Muslim University with economics honors.[4][5][6] Anwara joined All India United Democratic Front in 2011.


Encyclopaedia of Scheduled Tribes in India: In Five Volume by P. K. Mohanty Page 124.