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Padmaja Naidu: A daughter who followed her mother’s footsteps

Padmaja Naidu born Hyderabad, India November 17, 1900, as the daughter of Indian National Congress President Sarojini Naidu.

She also devoted herself to the cause of Nation like her mother.

At the age of 21, she joined the Indian National Congress in Hyderabad. She was jailed for taking part in the “Quit India” movement in 1942 and became the joint founder of the Indian National Congress of Hyderabad. She spread the message of Khadi and inspired people to boycott foreign goods.

After Independence, she became the Governor of West Bengal. She was also associated with the Red Cross and was the chair of the Indian Red Cross from 1971 to 1972.

Her services to the nation and especially her humanitarian approach to solving problems is long be remembered.


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