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Assam’s only woman CM Syeda Anwara Taimur passed away

The only woman to have become the Chief Minister of Assam till now, Syeda Anwara Taimur has passed away in Australia. She was 84.

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Taimur, a Congress politician then, was the CM from December 1980 to June 1981. At that time, the anti-foreigner movement in the state (1979-85) was at its peak.

Taimur became an MLA in 1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991; was a minister in Assam twice; and a Rajya Sabha MP twice (nominated in 1988 and elected in 2004).

In 2011, Taimur joined the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, reportedly after being denied a ticket from Congress.

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