Date Of Birth:
27 Nov 1942
Mridula Sinha is an Indian writer and politician who is currently serving as the Governor of Goa. At this time, her husband was a cabinet minister in the Bihar state government. She was until August 2014 a member of the national executive of Bharatiya Janata Party. During the BJP's campaign for 2014 general elections, she was in-charge of the BJP Mahila Morcha (women's wing). On August 25, 2014, she was appointed as the Governor of Goa. Sinha was also appointed as an ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. During her tenure as Governor of Goa, she also adopted a cow and a calf at the Raj Bhavan for the purpose of daily worship. Mridula initially helped her husband in reaching out to the women of the constituency during his campaigns for election to the district committee. She found that with her knowledge of local tradition and cultural nuances, she had a strong connect with the people, especially women. She developed a very strong interest and commitment for social welfare, although she had no interest in electoral politics and never contested any election. She was named Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board.