Who was the first woman governor of any state in India?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The first female Governor of a state in India was Sarojini Naidu. She was Uttar Pradesh's Governor. She is referred to as the Indian Nightingale. Aghorenath Chattopdhyaya and Barad Sundari Devi Chattopadhyay, two Bengali parents, gave birth to Sarojini Naidu on February 13, 1879, in Hyderabad. Her mother was a brilliant poet, while her father oversaw Nizam College in Hyderabad.

Facts about Sarojini Naidu

  • Of her eight siblings, she was the oldest. After earning her degree from the University of Madras, Sarojini Naidu was allowed to study in Cambridge's Girton College by the Mahbub Ali Khan-founded Nizam Charitable Trust.
  • Following her studies, Sarojini wed Pradipati Govindarajulu Naidu. Five children would be born into the marriage, and Paidipati Padmaja, one of them, would join the Quit India Movement and fight for India's independence.
  • Sarojini Naidu became active in India's struggle for independence when Bengal was partitioned in 1905. Meeting political figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Gopal Krishna Gokhale (born 9 May 1866), and Rabindranath Tagore inspired her to fight for social reform and overthrow the British colonial administration.
  • Between 1915 and 1918, she traveled the nation lecturing on social welfare, women's emancipation, and other topics.
  • She participated in the Women's Indian Association, founded in 1917. (WIA). Later that year in London, she appeared before the Joint Select Committee with her colleague Annie Besant, president of the Home Rule League, to advocate universal suffrage in India.


Who was the first woman governor of any state in India?

Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to lead a state in India. She was the governor of Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Nightingale is the name given to her.


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