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National Doctor's Day 2020: All you need to know about India's first ever female doctor Anandibai Joshi

Everyone knows Anandibai Joshi, the first Indian woman doctor. By now, you may have met Anandi Bai Joshi on the internet or in books and in movies. Facing many difficulties, Anandibai Joshi created her own unique place during that time
Today is July 1, National Doctor's Day. Doctors are currently playing a key role in coronavirus pandemic. On this occasion, everyone remembers Anandibai Joshi, the first woman doctor from India.
At the age of nine, she got married to Gopalrao Joshi of Sangamner, who was 20 years older. Anandibai's maiden name was Yamuna. After the marriage, Gopalrao changed her name from Yamuna to Anandibai.
Gopalrao always wanted women to be educated rather than sitting at home. Gopalrao tried to get Anandibai to get admission in missionary schools.
After that Anandibai also assimilated the knowledge of language. Faced with many compromises, Gopalrao decided to send Anandibai Joshi to America for further education but Gopalrao could not go to America.
In the United States, Christianity was a condition for education, and conversion for education was not acceptable. After many attempts, Anandibai was admitted to the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania at the age of 19 without converting to Christianity.
At that time, there was a lot of opposition from the society to Anandibai becoming a doctor. March on the strength of hard work In 1886, Anandibai finally got the degree of MD. Throughout this journey, he had the support of Gopalrao.
When Anandibai returned to India on November 6, 1886. In time, she contracted TB. Anandibai Joshi died on 26th February 1887 due to lack of treatment. Anandi Gopal, a Marathi film depicting Anandibai's life journey, was released in February last year.

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