Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lakshmi Sahgal was born October 24, 1914 in Madras, Madras Presidency, British India, an activist in the Indian independence movement, a former officer in the Indian army and minister of women affairs in the Azad Hind Government. She later became involved in politics in independent India, serving as an MP in the House of Lords, and later running for president as a leftist candidate.



Lakshmi has decided to study medicine because she wanted to be of service to the poor, especially poor women. As a result, she received an MBBS degree from Madras Medical College in 1938.A year later she received her diploma in gynecology and obstetrics.

Lakshmi wasted no time to participate in the new regiment, called the Rani of Jhansi Regiment. Lakshmi was active both militarily and on the medical front. She played a heroic role not only in fighting.Later, she was minister responsible for women's organization in Arzi Hukumate Azad Hind, led by Subhash Chandra Bose.




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