Margaret Alva is an Indian politician, advocate, social worker, and trade unionist, who was nominated as the oppositions candidate for the 14th vice-presidential election. She served Member of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1974 to 1998. She won her first Lok Sabha election from Karnataka and served as a member of the 13th Lok Sabha. She served as the 17th Governor of Goa, 23rd Governor of Gujarat, 20th Governor of Rajasthan, and 4th Governor of Uttarakhand. She is known for playing a significant role in making the Women Reservation Bill.Born into a patriarchal Indian society, Margaret Alvas birth after her two sisters led to the disappointment of her mother. Margaret talked about the same in an interview and said, My mother was upset when I was born. I was the third girl child. But it was my grandfather who told my mother not to be disappointed. As I was born on his birthday he strongly felt I will also become an advocate like him..While studying at Mount Carmel College, she earned the title of Best All Round Student in 1961.
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