Syeda Anwara Taimur, only woman CM of Assam, passes away at 84 due to cardiac arrest

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Taimur occupied the chief minister's office from December 1980 to June 1981 as a member of the Congress
Syeda Anwara Taimur, the only woman to have held the post of chief minister of Assam, passed away at age 84 due to cardiac arrest, according to several media reports.

She was living in Australia for the last four years.

, as per a report in Indian Express. She was elected to the state's Legislative Assembly in 1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991, and held a ministerial berth twice, as per the report.

She was also a member of the Rajya Sabha twice: in 1988 she was nominated to the Upper House, while in 2004 she was elected. Taimur joined the AIUDF party in 2011.

In 2018, Taimur made headlines when her name wasn't included in the Assam National Register of Citizens. "It is sad that my name is not there in the list. I will return to Assam in the last week of August and then initiate the process to get my name and that of my family's enlisted in the NRC," she had said.

However, Hindustan Times reported that…
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