Sucheta Kriplani

Sucheta Kriplani


Birth nameSucheta MazumdarSucheta Kriplani
Born25 June 1908
Ambala, Punjab, British India
Died1 December 1974
parentsS.N. Majumdar (father)
professionLecturer, politician
Political partyIndian national congress
Spouse(s)Acharya Kriplani


Sucheta Kriplani born as Sucheta Mazumdar, was an Indian freedom fighter and politician in Uttar Pradesh, India. She became the first woman to be elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and in an Indian state.
Sucheta Kriplani was born to a Bengali family in the Ambala city, Her father S.N. Majumdar was a nationalist of India. She was educated  from Indraprastha College and St.Stephen's College in Delhi. she started her career as  a lecturer in the Banaras Hindu University. In the year 1936, she tied married  socialist Acharya Kriplani and joined the Indian National Congress.
She works with Mahatma Gandhi during the time of partition riots. She went along with him to Noakhali in 1946. On the 15th August, 1947, she sang the national song Vande Mataram in the Independence Session of the Constituent Assembly.
She was elected to the Lok Sabha in the year 1952 and 1957. She also served as the Minister of State for Small Scale Industries. In 1962, she was elected to the U.P Assembly. In the year 1963, she became the first woman to hold a position of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.  She was died in the year 1974.

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