Nonagenarian gynaecologist Dr Bhakti Yadav was today presented 'Padma Shri' award, conferred on her by Union Government, at her residence here by the district administration.
District Collector P Narhari presented the citation and medal of the fourth highest civilian award in the country, to Dr Yadav (91), fondly called as 'Doctor Didi', at her Scheme Number 114 residence. State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya was also present.
Dr Yadav, the first woman doctor from Indore, was conferred the award in recognition of her service to the poor. She has treated over one lakh poor women free of cost during her medial practice, spanning over six decades.