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At a glance: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

New Delhi: The first woman ever to occupy the prestigious seat of Lok Sabha Speaker, Meira Kumar is the daughter of Jagjivan Ram. A former Indian Foreign Service diplomat, Meira Kumar has her roots in

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 05, 2013 6:57 IST ]
at a glance lok sabha speaker meira kumar
at a glance lok sabha speaker meira kumar

New Delhi: The first woman ever to occupy the prestigious seat of Lok Sabha Speaker, Meira Kumar is the daughter of Jagjivan Ram. A former Indian Foreign Service diplomat, Meira Kumar has her roots in the Congress party.




During Indira Gandhi's rule,  Meira's father Jagjivan Ram was a powerful minister. He looked after the vital portfolios of Railways and Defence. He was considered the richest politician of his time. Jagjivan Ram was a notable Congress leader during the freedom struggle and he was a staunch votary of the rights of Dalits.

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