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India's first IAS officer Anna Rajam Malhotra dies
 
Mumbai: India’s first woman IAS officer after Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, who served in the Madras State under then Chief Minister C. Rajagopalachari and at the Central government, died here on Monday. She was 91.

Born in Kerala’s Ernakulam district in July 1927, she moved to Chennai after her schooling in Kozhikode to pursue higher education at the University of Madras. Later she married R.N. Malhotra, who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1985 to 1990.

Ms. Malhotra joined the civil services in 1951 and opted for the Madras cadre. Though the interview board sought to convince her that the Foreign Service and the Central Services were “suitable for women”, she insisted on joining the civil service.


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