Fathima Beevi

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M. Fathima Beevi
Governor of Tamil Nadu
In office
25 January 1997 – 3 July 2001
Preceded byKrishan Kant
Succeeded byDr. C. Rangarajan
Member of National Human Rights Commission of India
In office
Judge at Supreme Court of India
In office
6 October 1989 – 29 April 1992
Personal details
Born(1927-04-30)30 April 1927
Pathanamthitta, Travancore, British India
(now in Kerala, India)
Died23 November 2023(2023-11-23) (aged 96)
Kollam, Kerala, India

M. Fathima Beevi (30 April 1927 – 23 November 2023) was an Indian lawyer and politician. She was a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. In 1989, she became the first female judge to be a part of the Supreme Court of India,[1][2][3][4][5]

She was a member of the National Human Rights Commission and later as the Governor of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu from 1997 to 2001.[6][7]

Beevi died on 23 November 2023 in Kollam, India at the age of 96.[8][9]

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