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Najma Heptulla
Najma A. Heptulla presenting the Badalte Qadam Award to the Cinematographer, Doordarshan, Ms. Jayshree Puri, at the Best Achievers Award Ceremony, organised by the Child Care & Welfare Foundation, in New Delhi (cropped).jpg
16th Governor of Manipur
Assumed office
24 July 2019
President Ramnath Kovind
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh
Preceded by Padmanabha Acharya
In office
21 August 2016 – 26 June 2019
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh
Nongthombam Biren Singh
Preceded by V. Shanmuganathan
Succeeded by Padmanabha Acharya
11th Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
Assumed office
26 May 2017
Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad
Najma Akhtar
Preceded by Mohammad Ahmed Zaki
Minister of Minority Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 12 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by K. Rahman Khan
Succeeded by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
In office
25 January 1985 – 20 January 1986
Preceded by Shyamlal Yadav
Succeeded by M. M. Jacob
In office
11 November 1988 – 10 June 2004
Preceded by Pratibha Patil
Succeeded by K. Rahman Khan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 2012 – 20 August 2016
Constituency Madhya Pradesh
In office
Constituency Rajasthan
In office
Constituency Maharashtra
Personal details
Born 13 April 1940 (1940-04-13) (age 80)
Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
(since 2004)
Other political
Indian National Congress
Akbar Ali Akhtar Heptulla
(m. 1966; died 2007)
Children 3
Residence Raj Bhavan, Imphal
Alma mater Vikram University

Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla (born 13 April 1940) is an Indian politician. In July 2019, she became Governor of Manipur. She was also the Chancellor.

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