Sharda Mukherjee

Sharada Mukherjee (1919-2007[citation needed]) was an Indian socialite and politician who was member of Lok Sabha in 1960s, and later served as Governor of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.


Sharda was born into a Maharashtrian family as Sharada Pandit on 24 February 1919. Her paternal uncle Ranjit S Pandit was married to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's sister Vijayalakshmi Pandit. Her mother Saraswatibai Pandit's sister was legendary actress and film personality Durga Khote. She met Subroto Mukerjee, who became Air Chief Marshal later, in 1937 in Mumbai. They got married in 1939 and had a son. After the untimely death of her husband in 1960, she entered politics. She was member of 3rd and 4th Lok Sabha, 1962 to 1971, from Ratnagiri (Lok Sabha constituency) of Maharashtra, representing Congress Party. [1]

Sharada Mukherjee was governor of Andhra Pradesh from May 1977 to August 1978, and governor of Gujarat from 1978 to 1983. She died in 2007.[citation needed]


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Preceded by
Justice B.J. Diwan
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
1977 – 1978
Succeeded by
K.C. Abraham