Who: Nirmala Gajwani
When: 21 January 2016
Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly and Social Activist Nirmala Gajwani passed away on 21 January 2016 in Rajkot, Gujarat. She was 87.
Gajwani was a reputed social worker and one of the leading lights of the Sindhi community in the state.
About Nirmala Gajwani
• Gajwani was the first lady Deputy Speaker of Gujarat legislative Assembly.
• She was first woman MLA from Kutch district in Gujarat Assembly and also served as deputy speaker of the house.
• She was Chairperson of Sindhu Resettlement Corporation (SRC) which is responsible for all the land development in the Gandhidham-Adipur metropolitan area.
• She also had worked in education field and was responsible for starting many educational institutions in the state.