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Kamala Sohonie Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 18, 2023

Short Biography

Kamala Sohonie was born on 18-06-1911 in Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India as Kamala Bhagvat. She was an Indian Biochemist, Professor & Scientist who is known as the 1st Indian woman to receive a Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline.

Other Name: Kamala Bhagvat, Dr. Kamala Sohonie, Kamala Madhav Sohonie
Other Professions: Professor Scientist

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kamala Sohonie died at the age of 87 on 28-06-1998 in New Delhi, India.

DEATHDAY 28 June,1998 (Sunday)

Kamala Sohonie Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Narayanarao Bhagvat (chemist)
Mother Name Not Known
Siblings Not Known
Husband M.V. Sohonie (actuary)
Sons Anil Sohonie, Jayant Sohonie
Daughter None

She was born to a chemist father Narayanarao Bhagvat and his wife. She was married to an actuary M.V.Sohonie (Madhav Sohonie) in 1947. Together they had two sons named Anil Sohonie & Jayant Sohonie.

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Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College Bombay University, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Science, Mumbai
Newnham College, University of Cambridge, UK
Qualification PhD
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Discovered the enzyme 'Cytochrome C'

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kamala Sohonie

  • She is known as the 1st Indian woman to receive a Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Her first application was rejected to receive a research fellowship cause women were not considered competent for it.
  • She was granted admission to the research fellowship under some tough conditions.
  • During her PhD at Newnham College, she discovered the enzyme 'Cytochrome C' in 14 months.
  • In 1939, she came back to India and was appointed Biochemistry Professor at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.
  • In 1947, she got married and joined as a Professor at the Royal Institute of Science (The Institute of Science) in Mumbai.
  • She received the Rashtrapati Award for her research on dietary supplements.
  • She was the President of the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) from 1982 to 1983.
  • Her articles about consumer safety were published in 'Keemat' magazine.
  • Google honored her with a Google Doodle on 18-06-2023 the day of her 112th birth anniversary.

Kamala Sohonie Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kamala Sohonie was 87 years 0 month & 10 days old age.