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IAF’s first woman officer dies at 96

By: PTI | Bengaluru |

Up to date: October 21, 2020 4:53:03 pm


Ramanan was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander in August 1972, and honoured with the Vishist Seva Medal 5 years later. (Youtube/Rajya Sabha TV)

Wing Commander (Retd) Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, the primary lady commissioned officer of the Indian Air Pressure, has died on the age of 96. Ramanan, a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM), died peacefully on account of outdated age illnesses on Sunday at her daughter’s dwelling, her son-in-law S L V Narayan stated.

Born in February 1924, she did her MBBS and later was commissioned within the Military Medical Corps on August 22, 1955 and was seconded to the Air Pressure with impact from the identical day.

Apart from having served as a gynecologist at numerous Air Pressure Hospitals, together with right here, she had additionally attended to the troops wounded throughout wars and carried out administrative duties.

Ramanan was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander in August 1972, and honoured with the Vishist Seva Medal 5
years later. She had retired in February, 1979.

Her husband late Okay V Ramanan was additionally an Indian Airforce officer.

She is survived by a daughter and a son. Ramanan was additionally educated in Carnatic music and had been an artist with the All India Radio at a really younger age.

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