Frene Ginwala: South African Indian origin woman freedom fighter and National Order awardee Dr. Fran Noshir Ginwala passed away at the age of 90. The country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed in a statement that Fran Ginwala died at his home on Thursday evening. During this, he expressed grief over the demise of Ginwala.
Dr. Fran Noshir Ginwala was the first parliamentary speaker of South Africa after Nelson Mandela became the country’s first democratically elected president in 1994. President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the death of Fran Ginwala is very sad for us. He played an important role in taking our new constitution to the people and instilling faith in it. Along with this, the work done by him for the country is commendable. We will be grateful for his phenomenal contribution.
Today we tell you some important points about Fran Ginwala.
- Fran Ginwala was a part of that Parsi family. who had migrated from India. Please tell that the number of Parsi families migrating from India has been very less.
- Fran Ginwala’s parents sent her to study in the UK.
- Fran Ginwala helped establish the ANC in exile in Tanzania.
- Fran Ginwala was South Africa’s first parliamentary speaker after Nelson Mandela became the country’s first elected president in 1994.
- On his death, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said that I express my deepest condolences to Dr. Ginwala’s family, his nephews Cyrus, Sohrab, Zawareh and their families.
- Fran Naushir Ginwala was born on 25 April 1932.
- In 2005, he was awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver for his contribution.