Sarojini Bindurao Mahishi (3 March 1927 – 25 January 2015) was an Indian teacher, lawyer, activist and politician. She was the first woman Member of Parliament from the State of Karnataka, who represented the constituency Dharwad North for four terms between 1962 and 1980.
In 1983 she was elected to the Rajya Sabha as member of the Janata Party. She dedicated her life for the uppliftment of women particularly in villagus and destitute women. Mahishi is best known for heading the committee appointed by the government of Karnataka in 1983 to recommend criteria for reservation in employment in the State. Submitting the recommendations in 1986, the committee recommended that a major percentage of employment in Karnataka should be reserved to the local people.
Some highlights of her illustratious Career include:
- Member of Rajya Sabha
- Vice Chairperson of Rajya Sabha (1982–84)
- 4 time member of Lok Sabha from Dharwad North constituency
- President of Sansadiya Hindi Parishad
- President of Delhi Karnataka Sangha
Today marks the 6th Death Anniversary of this great leader from Dharwad. On behalf of entire Mahishi Family, Mahishi Trust, Staff and Well Wishers, we offer our prayers to our beloved Sarojini Mahishi on this day.