Muthulakshmi Reddi

Muthulakshmi Reddi

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and Padma Bhushan awardee in India. She was the first women legislator in India Muthulakshmi Reddy, was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. For her, this nomination marked the beginning of her lifelong effort to "correct the balance" for women by removing social abuses and working for equality in moral standards. She was one of the women pioneers who stood for the cause of liberating India from the British. She was a women activist and a social reformer too. Muthulakshmi had many firsts to her recognition. She was the first girl student to be admitted into a Men's College, the first w ... more on Wikipedia

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