Dr. Bhakti Yadav, a 91-year-old gynaecologist in Indore, has been treating her patients for
free since 1948. She was born on April 3, 1926, in Mahidpur town of Ujjain
district, Dr Yadav completed her
primary education in Garoth
town. She completed her schooling from Ahilya Ashram School
in Indore, while staying with her uncle. She is the first female
MBBS doctor from Indore and her inspiring spirit to serve patients
till her last breath is laudable. In the 68 years of her career, Dr.
Bhakti Yadav has helped deliver thousands of babies, without taking
any fees from her patients. Even though
she is not able to treat many patients because of her
age, her advice is valued far and wide.
In April, 2017, Dr Yadav
was conferred Padma Shri award for her exemplary services in the field of medicine. Dr Yadav was examining patients till Novemeber last
year, when she fell down and suffered fractures. She was bedridden since then. She was died on 14 August
2017 (aged 91) Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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