Who is Kadambini Ganguly? Biography, Wiki, Age, Death, and more

Who is Kadambini Ganguly? Kadambini Ganguly is the first Indian Lady Doctor who was born on 18 July 1861 in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. Her father’s name was Braja Kishore Basu. At the age of 21, Kadambini married 39-year-old widower Dwarakanath Ganguly.

Kadambini Ganguly‘s husband was also from Brahmo Samaj(Caste). In fact, her husband had already been married. With whom he also had five children with his first wife. Kadambini was his second wife. Kadambini had three children. With which he brought up eight children.

Ganguly died on October 3, 1923, after having conducted an operation the same day.


Google remembers Dr. Kadambini Ganguly on her Birthday by making a doodle

Google definitely makes some doodle on every special occasion. Be it the birthday of a particular person or any special occasion, Google keeps on giving some message to the people through its doodles.

On Sunday (July 18), Google remembered Kadambini Ganguly, the first woman to be trained as a doctor in India, on her 160th birthday and made a doodle in her honor.

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Dr. Kadambini Ganguly doodle

Kadambini Ganguly’s Education

Kadambini did B.A. from ‘Kolkata University’ in 1882 and She was the first female graduate of India. She was also the first woman to obtain a degree in medicine from ‘Kolkata University’ in 1886.


She then went abroad and received higher medical degrees from the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Women in the country may have had to struggle a long time to get higher education, but in the form of Kadambini Ganguly, India got the first female doctor in the 19th century.

Kadambini Ganguly not only had the distinction of becoming India’s first female physician, but she was also the first South Asian woman to train in European medicine.

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Kadambini Ganguly Biography, Wiki, Age, Death, Husband and more

Real NameKadambini Ganguly
Age62 year (Died)
Date of Birth18 July 1861
Birth PlaceBhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Date of Death3 October 1923
Place of DeathCalcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(present-day Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signN/A
SchoolBanga Mahila Vidyalaya
CollegeBethune College
Education QualificationSoon Update
Father NameBraja Kishore Basu
Mother NameSoon Update
Martial StatusMarried
HusbandDwarakanath Ganguly
Date of Marriage12 June 1883
Children3+5 (5 Dwarakanath first wife children)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kadambini Ganguly related to Rabindranath Tagore?

After Kadambini joined politics and she was the first woman in Congress to demand representation of women. A group of six women among them was Rabindranath Tagore’s elder sister, Swarnakumari Devi, and her daughter, Sarla Devi Chaudhurani led by Kadambini joined the Congress at Bombay. Kadambiniwent on to become the first female speaker in the Congress session.


Who is the first lady doctor in Bengal?

Kadambini Ganguly is the first lady doctor in Bengal and as well as in India.

Who is the first practicing lady of India?

Rakhmabai Bhikaji is the first practicing lady doctor in India. Rakhmabai Bhikaji was born on November 22, 1864, to the couples Jayantibai and Janardhan.

Who is the daughter of Kadambini Ganguly?

Kadambini Ganguly had 2 children one daughter(Jyotirmayee Gangopadhyay) and a son (Prabhat Chandra).


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