The first woman
Chief Minister of Indian State was “Sucheta Kriplani”. She was the 4th
Chief Minister of “Uttar Pradesh”, and the first woman Chief Minister of any Indian state.
She held the office of Uttar Pradesh
Government Chief Minister office from October 2, 1963, to March 13, 1967
. She was
preceded as well as succeeded by the ‘Chandra Bhanu Gupta’
. She was the
Freedom Fighter and Politician, born in Ambala
city, which is now in
. She completed her education and earn a Master’s Degree in ‘History’ from ‘St. Stephen’s College,
’. She even worked as the Professor of Constitutional History at ‘Banaras Hindu University’ at Varanasi.
She belongs to a progressive Brahmin family. Being a freedom fighter, she even worked with Mahatma Gandhi during the riots after India’s Partition
. She was also elected in the subcommittee constituted for drafting the Indian Constitution. In the year
1940, she became the founder of ‘All India Mahila Congress’.
She contested from ‘New Delhi’ in the year 1952, for the first Lok Sabha elections in India
contested her last election in the year 1967, during the
Lok Sabha election from the ‘Gonda’
. She died at the age of 70 years on December 1, 1974, at New Delhi.
She took retirement from politics in the year 1971 and secluded herself from active politics till her death.