Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit in 1938
8th President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
15 September 1953 – 21 September 1954[1]
Preceded byLester B. Pearson
Succeeded byEelco N. van Kleffens
3rd Governor of Maharashtra
In office
28 November 1962 – 18 October 1964
Chief MinisterMarotrao Kannamwar
P. K. Sawant (acting)
Vasantrao Naik
Preceded byP. Subbarayan
Succeeded byP. V. Cherian
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byJawaharlal Nehru
Succeeded byV. P. Singh
Personal details
Swarup Nehru

(1900-08-18)18 August 1900
Allahabad, North West Provinces, British India
(present day Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died1 December 1990(1990-12-01) (aged 90)
Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
(present-day Uttarakhand)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Ranjit Sitaram Pandit
(m. 1921; died 1944)
Children3, including Nayantara Sahgal
ParentsPandit Motilal Nehru
Swarup Rani Nehru
RelativesSee Nehru–Gandhi family

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (18 August 1900 – 1 December 1990) was an freedom fighter, diplomat and politician. She also served as the 8th President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1953 to 1954. Pandit was also appointed as the 3rd Governor of Maharashtra from 1962 to 1964.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidents of the General Assembly | United Nations". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. Ankit, Rakesh (2016-01-02). "Between Vanity and Sensitiveness : Indo–British Relations During Vijayalakshmi Pandit's High-Commissionership (1954–61)". Contemporary British History. 30 (1): 20–39. doi:10.1080/13619462.2015.1049262. ISSN 1361-9462.