Former Pondicherry Lt Guv Chandrawati dies at 92

Tribune News Service

Hisar, November 15

Chandrawati, former Lt Governor of Pondicherry, died during her treatment at the PGIMS in Rohtak on Saturday night.

She was 92.

She was residing in Charkhi Dadri and was taken to the PGIMS after a health problem.

She has a number of firsts to her credit as she was the first Member of Parliament (1977), the first MLA, the first minister (1964-66 and 1972-74) and first leader of Opposition in the Haryana assembly (1982-85).

She had defeated former chief minister Bansi Lal from Bhiwani Lok Sabha constituency in 1977.

Chandrawati had also served as the president of the Janata Party from 1977 to 1979.

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