Anandi Gopal Joshi: Biography First Indian Female Doctor

Anandi Gopal Joshi : Anandibai Joshi (31 March 1865-26 February 1887) was the first Indian woman born in Pune city, who had taken a doctorate degree. In the time the education of women was too crowded, in such a way, going abroad and getting a doctorate degree is an example.

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He was married to Gopalrao, about 20 years older than him in a nine year old age. When she became a mother at the age of 14 and her only child died in 10 days, she felt a tremendous trauma. After losing his child he used to believe that he would become a doctor one day and would try to stop such an untimely death. Her husband Gopalrao also gave her great support and encouraged her.

Anandi Gopal Joshi : First Indian Female Doctor Life Story

Anandibai Joshi’s personality is an inspiration for women. He made his dream come true in 1886. When he made this decision, there was a lot of criticism in his society that a married Hindu woman went abroad (Pennsylvania) to study the doctor.

But Anubanbai was a determined woman and she did not care equally for criticism. That is why he got the distinction of being the first Indian female doctor.

After completing the degree, when the happy couple returned to India, their health began to deteriorate and they died in the short life of twenty two years.

It is true that in spite of the fact that Anubhbai had taken a doctorate degree, he did not succeed fully, but he attained that position in the society, which is still a precedent.

First Woman Doctor in India   Anandi Gopal Joshi

Gopalrao encouraged Anandibai to study the doctor. In 1880, he sent a letter to a famous American missionary, Royal Wilder, in which he told about the interest of happiness in the drug studies in the United States and inquired about himself for a suitable post in America.


Wilder published correspondence in his Princeton missionary review. Thodysiyan Carpenter, who was a resident of Roswell, New Jersey, read this while waiting for her dentist.


Affected by the desire of Anubhabai to study medicine and the support of husband Gopalrao, he offered accommodation for happiness in America.When the Joshi couple was in Calcutta, the health of Anubanbai was becoming weak.


He was suffering from weakness, persistent headache, sometimes fever and sometimes due to respiration. Theodiakia sent her medicines without the result, the US.

In 1883, Gopalrao was shifted to Serampore, and despite his poor health, he decided to send Anandibai to the United States for medical studies and Gopalrao asked him to become an example for other women for higher education.

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