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Kadambini Ganguly Biography, Age, Death, Family, Facts, Husband, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 18, 2021

Short Biography

Kadambini Ganguly was born on 18-07-1861 in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in the state of Bihar, India). She was an Indian Doctor, Physician & Scientist who became the 1st woman to get admission into Calcutta Medical College in 1884 and practiced with a degree in Western medicine.

Other Name: Kadambini Basu, Kadambini Bose
Other Professions: Physician Scientist

Kadambini Ganguly Complete Bio & Career

Kadambini was one of the first Indian female graduates in India. The lady is also a South Asian female physician and surgeon, trained in western medicine. She studied in Bangla Mahila Vidyalaya which later merged with Bethune school. She completed her graduation from the University of Calcutta in fine arts. She is one of the first two female candidates to achieve the same. She was truly a pathbreaker to educate spaces an inspiration for plenty of women to fight for their right to formal education.

She started working at  Lady Dufferin Women’s Hospital worth a salary of Rs 200 per month. She then decides to travel to London in 1892 for further education. The lady wants to be strong opposition from her colleagues and administrative staff, & wants to show female power. She returned from London with the prestigious qualifications of LRCP (Edinburgh), GFPC (Dublin), and LRCS (Glasgow). She is known as the first woman in entire South Asia to become a practitioner of western medicine with foreign qualifications.

The lady then married Dwarakanath Ganguly, who is a prominent Brahmo reformer with eight children. He truly supported her wife in professional aspirations & education. They both faced considerable backlash from both the Brahmo Samaj and the upper caste Bhadralok community. The spiritual lady was even referred to as a ‘courtesan’ by Maheshchandra Pal, who is an editor of a renowned Bengali periodical   and had to suffered imprisoned for six months

The strong lady was also involved in several movements, which contributed to India’s freedom struggle. She became the first woman to be on the  session of the Indian National Congress. She organized many movements during the partition of Bengal and assemble the Women’s Conference in Calcutta in1908. She also worked extensively for the rights of female coal miners in the eastern parts of India. She takes a stand and served as the President of the Transvaal Indian Association. She continued practicing her medicine carrier until she died in 1923.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died at the age of 62 on 03-10-1923 in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in West Bengal, India) after having conducted an operation.

DEATHDAY 3 October,1923 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Kadambini Ganguly Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Braja Kishore Basu in a Hindu Bengali Brahmin family (Brahmo Samaj), who was the headmaster of Bhagalpur School. On 12-06-1883, she married Dwarkanath Ganguly. Together the couple had eight children. She also had two step-children from her husband's first marriage.

Life's Important Dates Of Kadambini Ganguly

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School Banga Mahila Vidyalaya, Kolkata
Bethune School, Kolkata
College Bethune College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata
Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
Edinburgh College of Medicine for Women, Edinburgh, Scotland
Qualification MB Degree
Hobbies Writing, Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Lady Dufferin Women’s Hospital, Calcutta
Best Friends Abhay Charan Mallick
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White, Red
Favorite Place Scotland
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kadambini Ganguly

  • She is also specialized in pediatrics and gynecology.
  • She was the most accomplished and liberated Brahmo woman of her time.
  • She became the first woman to give a lecture in English INC in 1890 in Calcutta.
  • In her honor, director Swarnendu & Samaddar made a Bengali television serial "Prothoma Kadambini" based on her biography, which was arrived on Star Jalsha from 16-03-2020 to 28-02-2021.
  • A television serial "Kadambini" based on her biography telecasted on Zee Bangla from 06-07-2020 to 03-10-2020.
  • Kadambini's 160th birthday was celebrated by Google with a doodle on 18-07-2021.

Kadambini Ganguly Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kadambini Ganguly was 62 years 2 months & 16 days old age.