Fathima Beevi

Politician

1927 –

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Who is Fathima Beevi?

Justice M. Fathima Beevi was the first female judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of India and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any higher judiciary. She is the first woman judge of a Supreme Court of a nation in India and Asia. On her retirement from the court she served as a member of the National Human Rights Commission and as Governor in Tamil Nadu.

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Born
Apr 30, 1927
Pathanamthitta
Also known as
  • Judge Fatima Beevi
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Kerala

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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