Muthulakshmi Reddy is the first woman legislator in British India, the first woman housekeeper in a government hospital, the first female student to enter a men's college and a woman who fought for the betterment of women and girls. Google has paid tribute to Muthulakshmi Doodle on her 133rd birthday.
Muthulakshmi was born in 1886 in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu. Muthulakshmi's father Narayanaswamy was a professor at Maharajas College. His mother Chandramal was an ordinary housewife. Muthulakshmi's parents decided to leave her daughter to her interests, despite the fact that the girls were discriminated against. Muthulakshmi completed her education against the traditional methods of getting married after she got older.
She passed the matriculation with a high mark. But there were many difficulties ahead of his desire to study at the Maharaja's College, Chennai. Even the application was rejected early. Parents of other students came across the barrier. The only reason she was a girl was that it was all behind her... They have overcome all these obstacles and have completed their studies.
His father, Narayanaswamy, wanted to see his daughter as a teacher. But Muthulakshmi's dreams were beyond them. She was the first woman medical student to enroll at the Madras Medical College. After completing her studies in 1912, she joined the Government Hospital in Chennai for women and children.
Muthulakshmi met Sarojini Naidu during her college days. She has been a regular presence at women's conferences ever since. It gives her the strength to fight for women's rights. She was impressed with Mahatma Gandhi and was actively involved in the Indian independence movement. He later said goodbye to the medical field in order to become a public figure.
In 1927 he became a Member of the Madras Legislative Assembly. Muthulakshmi's efforts to uplift women into the mainstream of society are noteworthy. Aviva Home was started in Chennai to care for orphaned girls. They have also been actively involved in raising the age of marriage of girls, sexual abuse against them, and illiteracy.
They are the starters of the Adyar Cancer Institute for the treatment of cancer patients. It was in 1954. It is the world's leading cancer treatment center today. About 80,000 people treat it annually.
The nation was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1956 for her services to Muthulakshmi. Muthulakshmi retired in 1968 at the age of 81.