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"Doctor Didi" Bhakti Yadav presented Padma Shri at her home

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

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 Minister Jayant Malaiya was also present.

Dr Yadav could not attend the function organised in on April 13, where President gave away Padma awards to recipients.

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.

She was the only girl in 1948-1953 batch of MBBS course in Indore's Memorial Medical College.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 18:28 IST