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Google Doodle Celebrates Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi Birth Anniversary On 30th July 2019

 

 

Google Doodle Celebrates Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi Birth Anniversary On 30th July 2019

Today on 30th July 2019, Google Doodle celebrates Indian educator, lawmaker, surgeon, and reformer Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi birth anniversary.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi was the first woman to work as a surgeon in a government hospital and the first female legislator in the history of British India. 

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi was born on 30th July in 1883 in Tamil Nadu. She died on  22 July 1968, Chennai.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi devoted herself to public health and the battle against gender inequality, transforming the lives of countless young girls.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi as a young girl opposed her parents' plan for an early arranged marriage, convincing them that she deserved an education. She attended the Maharaja College in Tamil Nadu, formerly an all-boys school. She graduated from the college with distinction and went on to become the first woman student at Madras Medical College.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi later gave up her medical career to join the Madras Legislative Council, where she worked to raise the legal age of marriage and fought against the exploitation of girls.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi in 1914, married a doctor named Sundara Reddi. Working for the upliftment of women and battling gender inequality, she supported Mahatma Gandhi's efforts for India's independence.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi, after losing her sister to cancer, she launched the Adayar Cancer Institute in Chennai in 1954. One of the most respected oncology centers in the world, it treats over 80,000 patients every year.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1956 in recognition of her service to her country.


 

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