Chandrawati (8 January 1928 – 15 November 2020) was an Indian politician.

Member of the Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
ConstituencyBhiwani constituency
Personal details
Born(1928-01-08)8 January 1928
Dalavas Village, Charkhi Dadri Tehsil, Bhiwani District
Died15 November 2020(2020-11-15) (aged 92)
Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS Rohtak
Political partyIndian National Congress
Other political
Janata Party

Early lifeEdit

She was born in 1928 in Dalawas village, Bhiwani district, East Punjab. Her father, Hazarilal Sheoran, served in the Indian Army.[citation needed]

Political careerEdit

She was the first woman member of Haryana Vidhan Sabha and also the first woman member of parliament from Haryana. She was Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from 19 February 1990 to 18 December 1990.[1] Earlier, she was a minister (1964–66 and 1972–74) in the Government of Haryana.[2] In 1977, she was elected to the 6th Lok Sabha as MP for the Bhiwani constituency as a Janata Party candidate, defeating Defense Minister Bansi Lal.[3] She died on 15 November 2020.[4][5]

During 1964–66 and 1972–74 she was Minister of State in Haryana, 1977–79 President of Janata Party and 1982–85 Leader of the Opposition, and later a senior Indian National Congress leader in Haryana.[citation needed]

She worked as Lt. Governor of Puducherry from 19 February 1990 to 13 December 1990.


  1. ^ "PONDICHERRY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership". guide2womenleaders. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  3. ^ "sixth Loksabha Members". National Informatics Center. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Haryanas first woman MP Chandrawati dies at 92". Outlook India. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Haryana's first woman MP Chandrawati passes away". The Hindu. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.