Sunday, September 25, 2016


Date of Birth: 15th July, 1909 and Date of Death: 9th May, 1981
She was the mother of social work in India.  She was born in a middles class Andhra family in Kakinada.  In 1937 she founded Andhra Mahila Sabha in Madras which today runs two hospitals, 2 colleges and 3 high schools.  As Member of Parliament she worked to set up a social welfare board on 13.08.1953 to carry out programmes of educating, training and rehabilitating the needy women, children and the disabled.  She was the recipient of a number of awards including Padma Bhushan and the UNESCO award for outstanding work in the field of literacy.

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