First Women Governor of India

Sarojini Naidu became the first women governor of India. She was appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh on 15th August 1947 and served at this post till his death in March 1949.

Sarojini Naidu became the first women to became governor
Sarojini Naidu
First women to became
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Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad and took her education in different cities of India.

Sarojini Naidu was the political activist, poet, and Indian Freedom Fighter. She was a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress.

She joints the Indian national movement during the partition of Bengal in 1905 and came in contact with the various prominent leaders of the Indian National Congress like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Madan Mohan Malviya.

She actively participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement called Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1920.

She was chosen as the president of the Indian National Congress in the year 1925, thus becoming the first Indian woman to hold this post.

She was present in the Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi in March 1930. She actively participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement. She was imprisoned for her involvement in the Civil Disobedience Movement.

When Mahatma Gandhi went for Second Round Table Conference to London, she accompanied her.

She was also imprisoned during the Quit India Movement.

She was against the caste system, partition of the country. She worked for the unity of India.

When India became independent on 15th August 1947, she was appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh (then United Province). Thus she became the first women governor of India, after Independent.

But she died in office in the year 1949 before India became a republic and the first parliamentary election took place.