Google celebrates India's first female physician with a doodle

Google Doodle Google Celebrates Anandi Gopalrao Joshi's 153rd Birthday With A Doodle

Google Doodle Google Celebrates Anandi Gopalrao Joshi's 153rd Birthday With A Doodle

Joshi was born in 1865 in Kalyan, India.

Ananpi Goshi was India's first female physician - she is remembered today by Google. As was the custom in 19th century India, she was married at the age of nine to a widower, Gopalrao Joshi, 20 years older to her, who later named her Anandi. He also sent her to Calcutta to pursue further studies. Her husband, Gopalrao Joshi, played an important part in her early education as he encouraged her to continue her education.

Anandi suffered ill health at the time but that didn't stop her from pursuing her higher education in a foreign country. The medical resources that was necessary for the child's treatment was unavailable at that time. She made a heartfelt speech about the efforts and sacrifices of her husband and her at Serampore College Hall and stated how important it was for Hindu women to become doctors to overcome the dearth of good physicians in India.

In 1886, she came back to India with a dream of opening a medical college for women, least she knew, her dream would never turn into reality.

Anandi Gopalrao Joshi began her medical studies at the age of 19 and graduated with an MD on 11 March, 1886. She returned to the homeland thinking to start a medical college. Her ashes were sent to Theodicia Carpenter, who placed them in her family cemetery in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Amidst the achievement, Anandibai's health significantly declined due to cold and unfamiliar weather and diet. Queen Victoria had also sent her congratulatory message on her graduation.

In her honour, the Institute for Research & Documentation in Social Sciences, Lucknow instituted the annual "Anandibai Joshi Award" and the Maharashtra government offers a fellowship named after her.

But within a year she was dead from tuberculosis at just 22. The State of Kolhapur appointed her as the physician-in-charge of the female ward of the local Albert Edward Hospital. Anandi Gopalrao Joshi's death was mourned throughout India.

According to the blog, Joshi's young life was tragically cut short when she died of tuberculosis before her 22nd birthday.

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