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Other Profession(s): Army Officer
Higher Education: MBBS
Born on October 24, 1914, Lakshmi Sahgal was a British Indian from Malabar, Madras Presidency. In the Azad Hind government, he served as Minister of Women's Affairs and a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement. In India, Lakshmi is generally called Captain Lakshmi, referring to her rank while held captive in Burma during World War II.
In 1938: Lakshmi graduated from Madras Medical College with an MBBS degree after studying at Queen Mary's College.
In 1940: Having failed to marry pilot P.K.N. Rao in 1940, she fled to Singapore. As part of her Singapore trip, she met members of the Indian National Army of Subhas Chandra Bose.
In 1942: When the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese, Lakshmi helped wounded prisoners of war who were interested in forming an Indian independence army.
The 2 July 1943 arrival of Subhas Chandra Bose was accompanied by these circumstances.
During her time in the Rajya Sabha, Lakshmi served as a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Awards & Achievements:
In 1998: Padma Vibhushan
In 2010: Honorary doctorate from the University of Calicut.
Sahgal died on 23 July 2012 at 11:20 a.m. after suffering a cardiac arrest on 19 July 2012 in Kanpur. Medical research was conducted on her body at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College.