India’s first woman IAS officer no more

Mumbai: India’s first woman IAS officer post- independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri here, her family sources said. She was 91.
Malhotra died on Monday while her last rites were performed in the city, they said.
Born as Anna Rajam George in Kerala’s Ernakulum district in July 1927, she shifted to Chennai after her schooling in Kozhikode to pursue higher education at the University of Madras.
Malhotra joined the civil services in 1951 and opted for the Madras cadre. She then served in the Madras state under Chief Minister C Rajagopalachari. (UNI)

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