Roshan Warjri



Three time Legislator and the then head of Department of Home Affairs in Meghalaya, making her the first woman to hold the post since 1972 when the state was formed. A courageous woman managed the department, a portfolio once dubbed the ‘Man’s Work’, at a time when the country was facing a crisis of law and order. Warjri is the widow of Korbar Sing Phanbuh, a member of the Hill People's Union legislature. After the death of her husband, Warjri joined politics in the election and was elected to the assembly twice in a row, in 1993 and 1998, on tickets from the Hill People's Union and the United Democratic Party, respectively.