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Mann ki Baat - 27
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AKASHVANI SAMACHAR BHARTI 2016

Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF) and National Defence Fund(NDF)

All donations towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF) and the National Defence Fund(NDF) are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act,1961

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Capt. LAKSHMI SEHGAL
(1914-2012)


Rajesh Khanna(1942-2012)

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army, died following a brief illness.

She was 97. Sehgal was admitted to the hospital on July 19 after she suffered a heart attack at her residence in Civil Lines area in Kanpur .

She was kept on life support system. She was very active during the Independence movement and had commanded the 'Rani of Jhansi Regiment' of the INA formed by Bose.

A doctor by profession, Sehgal was working as a medical practitioner and a social worker. She was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1998.

Born as Lakshmi Swaminathan to noted lawyer Dr S Swaminathan and social worker Ammu Swaminathan in Chennai on October 24, 1914, Sehgal obtained her MBBS degree from the Madras Medical College in 1938.

In 1940, she went to Singapore for further studies before coming back to India in 1943 to join the INA. She married Colonel Prem Kumar Sehgal in 1947 and had been residing in Kanpur since then.Just weeks before falling ill, she used to regularly sit in her clinic to see patients .

She would treat everyone who came to her, regardless of whether the patient had money or not.

Sehgal, who was residing in Kanpur since 1952, was also very close to her filmmaker grandson Shad Ali, and would never miss any film directed by him. Sehgal joined CPI(M) in 1971 and was elected to Rajya Sabha on the party's ticket. She also contested the 2002 Presidential polls against Dr A P J Abdul Kalam as a candidate for Left parties but lost.

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