Rukhsana Sultana

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Rukshana Sultana is an Indian socialite known for being one of Sanjay Gandhi's close associates during the state of Emergency in India between 1975 and 1977.During this period she gained a lot of notoriety in leading Sanjay Gandhi's sterilization campaign in Muslim areas of old Delhi,[1][2],.,.[3][4] Ruksanaa is connected to a number of well known people from films, and media in India through birth and marriage.Her daughter is Amrita Singh, a leading Bollywood actress of 1980s.[5]


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  2. ^ Tarlo, Emma (2001). Unsettling memories : narratives of the emergency in Delhi. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 38–39, 143. ISBN 9780520231221. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Gwatkin, Davidson R. "Political will and family planning: the implications of India's emergency experience." Population and Development Review (1979): 29-59.
  4. ^ French, Patrick (2011). India : a portrait (1st U.S. ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 43. ISBN 978-0307272430. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Film Actress Amrita Singh - Bollywood Star Amrita Singh - Amrita Singh Biography - Amrita Singh Profile". Retrieved 2016-09-13.