Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Sulagitti Narasamma, Indian midwife, Died at 98

Sulagitti Narasamma was born in Krishnapura, Pavagada village and died on December 25, 2018.

She was an Indian midwife.

Sulagitti Narasamma has assisted in performing more than 15,000 traditional deliveries free of charge over a 70-year period of service in deprived regions of Karnataka with no medical facilities.

Narasamma work was honored with the National Citizen's award of India in 2012 and the country’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2018.

Narasamma learned her midwifery skills from her grandmother, Maremma, a midwife who also helped to deliver five of Narasamma's own babies.

At the age of 20, during 1940, Narasamma assisted at her first birth when she helped with the delivery of her aunt's baby.

Then by 2018, at the 97 years old, she had helped to deliver more than 15,000 babies during her years, and has been described as 'the go-to midwife of Krishnapura'.

Sulagitti Narasamma passed away at 98 years old.

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