Google pays tribute to doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi with a doodle

Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of India's first female doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi

Born on 31 March 1865 in Kalyan, Maharashtra, Anandibai was married at the age of nine to Gopalrao Joshi who was twenty years senior to her. It was the first time that any woman from India stepped in the United States. Since this was considered unusual for the time, he was considered a progressive thinker.

By the age of 14 she had given birth to her first child - but the tot only lived for ten days due to substandard medical care.

Anandi secured her MD degree in 1886 with Kei Okami of Japan and Tabat Islambooly of Syria. And the girl later on became the first Indian women to qualify as a doctor. Her better half, however, encouraged her to continue her education.

Her husband, Gopalrao Joshi, encouraged her to study. He even inquired about a suitable job for himself so that he could accompany her.

Despite the pressure, Anandi was sent to America to pursue a degree in medicine. Theodesia would also send her medicines from America while Anandi was suffering from ill health. But the household responsibilities could not clip the wings of this young woman's dream.

She was also sponsored Rs 100 by Lokmanya Tilak.

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- Anandibai began her medical education at age 19.

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Amidst the achievement, Anandibai's health significantly declined due to cold and unfamiliar weather and diet. She even went on to suffer tuberculosis or TB. As was the practice back then, Yamuna was married to a widower nearly 20 years her senior when she was just nine years old.

Finally, in 1883, Joshi made a decision to send his young wife alone to the U.S. for her medical studies despite her poor health condition, and urged her to inspire other women to higher studies by setting an example.

She chose to return to India in late 1886 and joined as the physician-in-charge of the female ward of Albert Edward Hospital in then princely state of Kolhapur.

On February 26, 1887, just over a month before her 22nd birthday, Anandi Gopal Joshi died of tuberculosis or TB.

She was then enrolled at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, from where she attained a medical degree.

Her death came as a shock and was mourned all over India. She made the long journey to NY by ship and was received by Mrs. Carpenter there.

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.

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