Sharda Mukherjee

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Sharda Mukherjee (born 24 February 1919[1], died before 2011[2]) was an Indian socialite and politician who served as Governor of the states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. She was a niece of Vijayalakshmi Pandit and wife of Subroto Mukherjee.


Sharada was born into a Maharashtrian family as Sharda Pandit in Mumbai in February 1919. She was governor of Gujarat from 1978 to 1983. She was wife of Air Chief Marshal Subroto Mukerjee. Sharda Mukherjee was born as Sharda Pandit in Rajkot in a Maharashtrian family. She met Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee in Bombay in 1937. They got married in 1939 and had a son. After the death of her husband, she was appointed governor of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh by Jawaharlal Nehru, brother of Vijayalakshmi Pandit.

Her paternal uncle Ranjit S Pandit was married to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's sister Vijaylaxmi, so distinguished writer Nayantara Sehgal is her cousin. Her mother Saraswatibai Pandit's sister was legendary actress and film personality Durga Khote.

She was member of 3rd and 4th Lok Sabha from Ratnagiri (Lok Sabha constituency) of Mahrashtra.[3]


  1. ^ "Members Profile". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. ^ A beauty icon, she later became Governor to two states of India
  3. ^ "Former Members of Lok Sabha". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2012.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Justice B.J. Diwan
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
1977 – 1978
Succeeded by
K.C. Abraham