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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 could not attend the function organised in Delhi on April 13, where President Pranab Mukherjee 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 Government Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College.