Muthulakshmi Reddi: Google has remembered today i.e. on 30 July to the Muthulakshmi Reddi on her 133rd birth anniversary with an impressive Doodle on its home page. Reddi was an eminent medical practitioner with social reformer also. Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi sacrified her entire life for the betterment of the lives of countless young girls.
Born on 30 July 1886 in Chennai (Madras), Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi sacrificed her entire life to the public health and the battle against gender inequality. She worked the whold life for the betterment of the lives of countless young girls. She was the first woman to work as a surgeon in a government hospital in India. It was Dr. Reddy who has honour to became the first female legislator in the history of British India when she was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927.
It was 907, when Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi joined the Madras Medical College. During her studies, she achieved a brilliant academic record and testimonials. There was a strong desire for education and In a bid to gave the priority to her education, she opposed her parents plan for an early arrange marriage.
However Muthulakshmi visited to England for higher studies but didn't hesitated to give up her medical career to join the Madras Legislative Council. In Madras Legislative Council, she worked for many rerofmrs especially she raised the issue of the legal age of marriage. She was very anxious about the girls and she fought against the exploitation of girls.
She also worked and passed a resolution to establish a special hospital for women and children. She was married to Sundara Reddi in 1914.
As a reformer and concerns about the ladies and girls, she played the crucial role for making the legislation that abolished the Devadasi system prevailed in India. She laid the foundation stone for Adyar Cancer Institute in 1952. The Hospital today has became theworld-renowned institution offering treatment to nearly 80,000 cancer patients every year.
She was awarded from the Padma Bhushan in 1956 for her works.