The country's first SC woman judge Fatima Bibi passed away.


Fathima Biwi passes away : On November 23, Fathima Biwi, the first female judge of the Supreme Court and former Governor of Tamil Nadu, passed away. 96-year-old Fatima was ill for a long time, and was admitted to the hospital.

She was appointed the Governor of Tamil Nadu on 25 January 1997.

Fathima Biwi, resident of Pandalam, Kerala, obtained Bachelor of Science degree from the college in Thiruvananthapuram.

• She obtained the Bachelor of Law degree from the Government Law College and was enrolled as an advocate on November 14, 1950.

• She was also the first Muslim woman judge to be appointed to any Supreme Court.

• She is also the first female judge of the Supreme Court of any country in Asia.