Published On: Mon, Aug 14th, 2017

Bhakti Yadav fondly known as Doctor Didi passes away in Indore

Indore: Padma Shri awardee nonagenarian gynaecologist Bhakti Yadav, fondly called ‘Doctor Didi’, passed away here today.

Bhakti Yadav Doctor Didi

Nonagenarian gynaecologist Bhakti Yadav fondly known as Doctor Didi, Madhya Pradesh’s first woman doctor and recipient of Padma Shri, passed away today in Indore.

She was 91 years old, family sources said.

She breathed her last at her home this morning, Dr Yadav’s son Raman told PTI.

She was suffering from osteoporosis and other age related ailments. Over the past few months she was continously losing weight, he said.

Raman claimed that she treated over one-lakh women patients free of cost during the past six decades and also offered free medicines to poor patients.

She was the only girl in the 1948-1953 batch of MBBS course in Indore’s Government Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College.

In April this year, the then district collector P Narhari had presented the citation and medal of the fourth highest civilian award in the country, to Dr Yadav at her residence.

Due to her poor health, she could not attend the function organised in New Delhi.


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