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Smt. Sumitra Mahajan

Updated: Apr 22



Sumitra Mahajan (née Sathe) was an Indian politician who served as the Speaker of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, from 2014 to 2019. She belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and represented the Indore constituency in Madhya Pradesh from 1989 to 2019. Here are some key points about her:

  1. Early Life and Education:

  • Sumitra Mahajan was born into a Chitpavan Brahmin Marathi family on April 12, 1943, in Chiplun, Maharashtra (then part of British India, now Maharashtra, India).

  • She pursued her education at Indore University (now Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya), where she earned her MA and LLB degrees.

  • Her hobbies included reading, music, drama, cinema, and she was also an enthusiastic singer.

  • She admired the 18th-century queen Ahilyabai Holkar and even wrote a book about her life journey titled ‘Matoshree’.

  1. Political Career:

  1. Awards and Recognition:

-Ketaki Kulkarni

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