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Who presided over the first Andhra Mahila Sabha held simultaneously with the Andhra Mahasabha?
A. Sarojini Naidu
B. Nadimpalli Sundaramma
C. Rama Devi
D. Annie Beasant

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Hint: Durgabai Deshmukh founded the Andhra Mahila Sabha (Andhra Women’s Conference) in 1937. She was an Indian freedom fighter. She was an activist who worked for the emancipation of women’s rights.

Complete answer: Durgabai Deshmukh was born on 15th July 1909. She was a freedom fighter, lawyer, political and social activist. She was also a member of the Constituent Assembly of India as well as in the Planning Commission of India. Nadimpalli Sundaramma presided over the Andhra Mahila Sabha which was held simultaneously with the Andhra Mahasabha. Andhra Mahasabha was a people’s organisation. It was established in the erstwhile state of Hyderabad. Previously it was called the Andhra Janasangham. The Andhra Mahasabha helped to spread awareness among the Telugu speaking people. They collaborated with the Communist Party to launch the Telangana movement. The Andhra Mahasabha was formed in order to help the Telugu people in their cultural development. The first conference of the Andhra Mahasabha was held under the Presidency of Suravaram Pratapareddy.
Looking at the options:
Option A: Sarojini Naidu was the President of the Indian National Congress. Therefore this is incorrect.
Option B: Nadimpalli Sundaramma presided over the Andhra Mahila Sabha. This is the correct answer.
Option C: Rama Devi was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore this is incorrect.
Option D: Annie Beasant was a member of the Indian National Congress. Hence this too is incorrect.
Option B is the correct answer.

Note: Durgabai Deshmukh was awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. She was the only female member in the panel of Constituent Assembly. She was married to Chintaman Deshmukh who was then the Finance Minister of India.