PM Modi, HM Amit Shah mourn demise of Mridula Sinha, noted writer, ex-Goa Governor

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Mridula Sinha, renowned Hindi writer and politician who served as Governor of Goa from August 2014 to October 2019, has passed away at 77. She was the first woman Governor of Goa. Mridula Sinha was a  devoted social worker and had passionately championed woman empowerment. Muzaffarpur born , Mridula Sinha, Sinha was married to Dr Ram Kripal Sinha, a college lecturer in Muzaffarpur who later served as a Cabinet minister in the Government of Bihar.Sinha has written more than 46 books in various disciplines. Her contributions include ‘Jyon mehandi ko rang’ (novel), ‘Nayi Devyani’ (novel), ‘Gharwaas’ (novel) and many more. She has also written a biography on late Rajmata Vijayraje Scindia.‘Sakshatkar’, ‘Ek Diye Ki Diwali’, ‘Apna Jeevan’ are some of her story collections. She has also written essays for children namely ‘Aine ke saamne’, ‘Maanvi ke Naate’ and ‘Bihar Ki Lok Kathaye’. She was also a former president of BJP Mahila Morcha and also the former chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB), Ministry of Human Resource Development. She had actively participated in ‘Samagra Kranti’, led by Jai Prakash Narayan. Mourning her demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says ‘’ Mridula Sinha Ji will be remembered for her efforts towards public service. She was also a proficient writer, making extensive contributions to the world of literature as well as culture. Anguished by her demise. Condolences to her family and admirers. Om Shanti.’’

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