Padmaja Naidu (1900-1975) is daughter of Sarojini Naidu. She was Governor of the Indian state of West Bengal between 1956 and 1967. Miss Padmaja Naidu devoted herself to the cause of Nation like her mother. At the age of 21, she entered the National scene and became the joint founder of the Indian National Congress of Hyderabad. She spread the message of Khadi and inspired people to boycott foreign goods. She was jailed for taking part in the Quit India movement in 1942. After Independence, Miss Naidu was elected to the Parliament but she resigned her membership on account of her ill health. She became the Governor of West Bengal. She held that high office for many years with great distinction. During her public life spanning over half a century, she was associated with the Red Cross. She played a leading role as Chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society during the Bangladesh refugee
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