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Today, November 22marks the birth anniversary of Rukhmabai, one of the first women physicians of India.

Rukhmabai was born on this day in the year 1864 in Bombay, and was the only daughter of Janardhan Pandurang and Jayantibai.

Rukhmabai's father passed away when she was just eight years old, and she was then married off at the age of 11 to Dadaji Bhikaji.

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