Happy Birthday Nirmala Sitharaman: The first female Union Finance Minister is celebrating her 60th birthday, on Sunday. The Indian Politician is currently serving the nation as the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs. Nirmala Sitharaman is the key member of Bhartiya Janata Party. The Finance Minister is Rajya Sabha Member, the member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Nirmala Sitharaman has served the Defence Ministry, by becoming second female Defence Minister of India and also the second female Finance Minister of India after Indira Gandhi.
Also, Nirmala Sitharaman has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Likewise, she has also served as the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson. Sitharaman was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu to Savitri and Naryanan Sitharaman. Nirmala’s father was working in the Indian Railways and therefore she has spent her childhood in different parts of the state.
Nirmala Sitharaman did her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. She then did her Bachelors in Arts (Economics) from Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirapalli in 1980. Later she obtained her Master of Arts degree in economics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1984. Also, she has gained her PhD in economics with a focus on Indo-Europe trade, which she was not able to complete as she moved to London following the scholarship secured by her husband from the London School of Economics. Currently, Nirmala Sitharaman is the Union Finance Minister and had presented the Union Budget.