Meira Kumar

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Miera Kumar

Meira Kumar (born March 31, 1945 in Bihar, India) is an Indian politician.[1] She has been elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower house in the Indian parliament)[2] five times. She was elected unopposed as the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha on June 3, 2009.[1]

Kumar was the daughter of Babu Jagjivan Ram, a former Deputy Prime Minister of India.[1] She studied at Cambridge University. After Cambridge, she joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973.[1] She was elected to parliament as a member of the Indian National Congress.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Office of Speaker Lok Sabha". speakerloksabha.nic.in. 2013. http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/biography.asp. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. "Lok Sabha". Dictionary of Politics and Government. 2004. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/acbgovtpol/lok_sabha. Retrieved 15 February 2013.