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Gandhimathi Ramasamy

Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu

February 12, 2024 to February 12, 2025

Gandhii Ramasamy was born in Burma. Her father owned a fish market in Yangon. She was 12 years old when she was inducted into the Rani of the Jhansi Regiment by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. Her father had strongly opposed her induction into the INA, but she was determined. Nethaji called her a ‘boy’ because of her spiritedness. She had donned the attire of ‘Lord Muruga’ and went to the streets to collect funds for the INA. She was trained in handling rifles. She worked under Captain Lakshmi Saigal and moved with her husband Ramasamy to India after the freedom struggle. She passed away on 17 July 2020.

Source : Indian Culture Portal