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Padma Shri Dr. Indira Hinduja

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Biography – Dr Indira Hinduja

Padma Shri – Famous Sindhi - IVF and Infertility specialist – First GIFT Baby

indira_hindujaPadam Shri Award Winner Dr. Indira Hinduja from the field of Medical Science, Kala Prakash [Sahitya Academy Award Winner] and Vimmi Sadarangani a renowned educationist research scholar and young voice of Sindhi literature or Kamla Gajwani, past Deputy Speaker of Gujarat State Assembly and instrumental for establishment of Sadhu Vaswani International School in Kutch region are appeared to determine to prove it Myth that sindhi community is less responsive towards education and Sindhi Women are limited only within the four walls of home .

Dr. Indira Hinduja is one of the leading Gynecologist and Obstetrician of the country. Born at Shikarpur Sindh Dr Indira is citizen of economic capital of country Mumbai. She was a baby of few months when her family was forced to migrate to India because of partition. Hinduja family reached Mumbai and tried to resettle their life at Belgaum a city in Karnataka but return back to Mumbai in 1963. Schooling of Indira Hinduja is completed at Belguam though her most of education is in English Medium but still her primary education was started in a Marathi Medium School of Belgaum. If you ask her she still narrates her young days enjoying the local train travel or the days to climb on the Shoe house at Hanging Gardens just to feel the mesmerizing beauty of Queen’s Necklace [Marine Drive].

On the educational fronts Dr. Indira Hinduja is M.D., Ph.D., D.G.O., D.F.P. She also has a vast teaching experience as she had worked at King Edwards Memorial Hospital (KEM Hospital) and Seth G.S. Medical Hospital and College for long 25 years teaching Undergraduates and postgraduate students. She also worked as an examiner for for M.B.B.S., M.D.in the Maharashtra and Goa states besides being Guide for M.Sc and Ph.D. in Applied Biology, at Mumbai University. She is Honorary Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Hinduja Hospital Mumbai.

She started working with KEM hospital after getting her Ph.D. For “Human in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer” and in very short span of time she become famous as gynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist. Dr. Indira Hinduja is pioneer of GIFT -Gamete intra fallopian transfer technique and had supervised birth of country’s first GIFT baby on 4 January 1988. Prior to that she was also there at KEM hospital on 06 August 1986 when first test tube baby was born.

For menopausal and premature ovarian failure patients Dr. Indira Hinduja is not less than divine help as she had developed oocyte donation technique for such patients. Country’s first baby with use of this technique was born on 24 January 1991.

Dr. Indira Hinduja doesn’t have only the healing hands but her hands are quite effective for literary creations off course related to medical studies and techniques. She is on the Editorial board of The National Medical Journal of India and wrote a few books some as of own and some with others. “Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Current Methods and Future Directions” is one of the famous book edited by her. Dr Indira Hinduja also participated in numerous Conferences and Seminars. There is long list of professional bodies including Bombay Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society to which Dr Indira Hinduja is associated.

Dr. Indira Hinduja – Awards

Considering her contribution to medical sciences and serving and healing activities Government of India honored her with Padma Shri in 2011.

Prior to Padma Shri a few other imported awards barring the Young India Award [1987] from long list of awards received by Dr. Indira Hinduja are listed below:

2006 : Savitrichya Leki [Mahila Avm Bal Vibhag Maharashtra Government]
2005 : Prerna Award [Door Darshan]
2000 : Dhanvantri Award [Maharashtra Government]
1999 : Lifetime Achievement Award [Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Society of India]
1994: Public Vocational Excellence Trophy [Roatary International]
1990: Limica Book of Records [Quoted at Page No. 88]

Last updated 20 June 2016