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Former Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha passes away

Mridula Sinha (27 November 1942 – 18 November 2020) was an Indian writer and politician who served as Governor of Goa from August 2014 to October 2019. Mridula Sinha was born on 27 November 1942 in the village of Chhapra Dharampur Yadu in Muzaffarpur district in Mithila region of Bihar state in India. She attended the local school in Chhapra and later studied at Balika Vidyapeeth, a residential school for girls in Lakhisarai district. After marriage, Mridula continued her studies and took a post-graduate degree in Psychology.

She was, until August 2014, a member of the National Executive of Bharatiya Janata Party. During the BJP’s campaign for 2014 General Elections, she was in charge of the BJP Mahila Morcha (women’s wing). On 25 August 2014, she was appointed as the Governor of Goa.

Sinha was also appointed as an ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. During her tenure as Governor of Goa, she also adopted a cow and a calf at the Raj Bhavan for the purpose of daily worship.

She had administered the oath-taking ceremonies of Late Manohar Parrikar, Laxmikant Parsekar and Pramod Sawant as Chief Ministers of Goa.

Mridula Sinha breathed last on Wednesday, barely 10 days before her 78th birthday.

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