Verna Elizabeth Watre Ingty
Died14 January 2004 (aged 72)
OccupationSocial worker
SpousePratap Ingty
ChildrenP. W. Ingty
AwardsPadma Shri

Verna Elizabeth Watre Ingty was an Indian social worker and a former chairman of Meghalaya State Welfare Advisory Board.[1] She was the president of Mothers' Union of Tura. She was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award,[2] making her the first person from Garo tribe to receive the award.[3] Ingty died, aged 72, at Shillong, Meghalaya on 14 January 2004.[1] Her son, P. W. Ingty is an author and an IAS officer.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Deccan Herald". Deccan Herald. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Telegraph India". Telegraph India. 28 January 2003. Archived from the original on 27 April 2003. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ P. W. Ingty (2013). Bhaskara: The Last of the Varmans: Kamarupa Series. Strategic Book Publishing. p. 120. ISBN 978-1622123056.