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Dr. Rajendra Kumari BAJPAI

politician , member of the Lok Sabha , Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

Rajendra Kumari Bajpai was an Indian National Congress politician, a former Union Minister of India and former Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.

Background

She was born on 8 February 1925 in Laluchak, Bhagalpur district, Bihar to Pt. S.K. Mishra, she was the granddaughter of Ravi Shankar Shukla and niece of Shyama Charan Shukla After her schooling she received M.A.

Education

Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts. D.Phil.; PhD.

Career

She was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Sitapur constituency in 1980, 1984 and 1989 and was a close confidant of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Eventually she held various ministries in the Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh (1970–77).<Thereafter, she was elected to the Lok Sabha three consecutive times from Sitapur in 1980, 1984 and 1989. She became Union Minister of State with independent charge of Ministry of Social Welfare (1984–86), Minister of State with independent charge of Labour (1986–87) and Minister of State with independent charge of Welfare (1987–89) with Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister.

She was appointed lieutenant governor of Pondicherry from 2 May 1995 to 22 April 1998. She died on 17 July 1999 at Allahabad after a prolonged kidney-related illness.

Membership

She was member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from 1962 to 77. Remained the head of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) and a close confidant of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Connections

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father:
Shree Krishna Mishra

spouse:
D.N. Bajpai