Alva, Margaret

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Alva, Margaret Gender: F
Margaret Nazareth
born on 14 April 1942 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Mangalore, India, 12n52, 74e53
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°36 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 28°40'

Margaret Alva


Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Goa, 23rd Governor of Gujarat, 20th Governor of Rajasthan and 4th Governor of Uttarakhand until the end of her tenure in August 2014. She has formerly served as the Cabinet Minister. She took over in Rajasthan from the Punjab governor, Shivraj Patil, who had been holding an additional charge of that state. Before being appointed governor, she was a senior figure in the Indian National Congress and was Joint Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. Her mother-in-law, Violet Alva, was Second Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha in 1960s.

On 17 July 2022, the United Progressive Alliance along with some other non-UPA opposition parties nominated her for the post of Vice President of India in the 2022 election. But she was defeated by her opponent Jagdeep Dhankhar by a margin of 346 votes on 6 August 2022.

On 24 May 1964 she married Niranjan Thomas Alva, whom she had met while they were both students at Government Law College. The couple had one daughter and three sons, the oldest being Niret Alva who became a noted television producer. Niranjan Alva ran a successful export business, which gave his wife financial security that proved beneficial in her later career. He died in 2018.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 24 May 1964 (Niranjan Thomas Alva)
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  • Death of Mate 2018 (Niranjan Alva)

Source Notes

A contributor writes that Alva's memoir Courage & Commitment: An Autobiography (Rupa, 2016) gives 14 April 1942 in Mangalore, India at about 5:00 am.

(We have been unable to view the contents of the book to verify).


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, LLB)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (One daughter, three sons)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Indian National Congress)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office