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Manipur Governor
Najma A. Heptulla
yoursevak February 7, 2018

Manipur Governor

Najma A. Heptulla

Dr. Najma A. Heptulla

The Hon’ble Governor

  • Date of Birth: 13th April 1940
  • Birth Place: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Occupation: Social Worker and doing research in scientific field
  • Education: M.Sc.(Zoology), Ph.D. (Cardiac Anatomy) Educated at Motilal Nehru Vigyan Mahavidyalaya
  • Spouse: Shri Akbarali A. Heptulla

Dr.Najma Akbarali Heptulla was born in Bhopal on April 13, 1940.She is a prominent Indian politician and the present governor of Manipur state and the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia university.She is a former vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), She has the unique distinction of being elected as Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha five times between 1986 and 2012.She is the only Muslim minister in the Modi cabinet.she also served as the Minister of Minority Affairs from 26 May 2014 – 12 July 2016. She is a second cousin to actor Aamir Khan and grand niece of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

  • She eventually rose to become the general secretary of Congress in 1986 and handled the youth activities of AICC.
  • She has been the Rajya Sabha member on four occasions – 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998.
  • She was the Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha from January 1985-86, and 1988 to 2004. In 2000. she was appointed the President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) by the NDA. Additionally, she was elected President of Inter-Parliamentary Union and served office from 1999 to 2002.

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