Midwife Sulagitti Narasamma Passes Away
Traditional Midwife and Padma Shri award winner Sulagitti Narasamma passes away at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Bengaluru . She was 98. Sulagitti Narasamma ,the well-known midwife, who had helped deliver over 15,000 Babies free of charge in rural Karnataka ,breathed her last in Bengaluru on Tuesday . Sulagitti Narasamma had been conferred with Padma Shri by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on 20th March 2018.Sulagitti Narasamma suffered from a Chronic lung disease and had been placed in Ventilator support for last five days. Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa visited the hospital and paid his respect to Sulagitti Narasamma. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Tweet “Saddened by the demise of Padma Shri Sulagitti Narasamma Ji. Her efforts of providing midwife services in Karnataka will always be remembered. Her Kindness endeared her to the poorer sections of society. My thoughts are with her family and vast number of admirers”
Saddened by the demise of Padma Shri Sulagitti Narasamma Ji. Her efforts of providing midwifery services in Karnataka will always be remembered. Her kindness endeared her to the poorer sections of society. My thoughts are with her family and vast number of admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2018
Sulagitti Narasamma’s Social Works
- Nonagenarian farm labourer providing midwife services in backward regions of Karnataka free of charge
- over 70+ years has performed and 15000+ new babies delivers
- Possess special talent of checking baby’s pulse in the womb, position of head , Baby’s health etc
Padma Shri awardee Sulagitti Narasamma passes away at the age of 98 years in Bengaluru. She had helped deliver more than 15,000 babies in Krishnapura, a remote village in Pavagada taluk in Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/QYvPHazyH2
— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2018
Sulagitti Narasamma, born in 1920, hailed from a network that was at the time alluded to as ‘untouchable’. She was illiterate, and talked just Telugu. In any case, accounts state she was a virtuoso when it came to conventional, unassisted conveyances. Over the 70 years that she helped ladies in rustic Karnataka convey babies, she was given the title ‘sulagitti‘, which is the Kannada word for maternity specialist.
Narasamma was said to have a present for feeling the beat of the child in the belly without the assistance of any instruments. She would likewise assist new moms with Ayurvedic medicines to assist them with any challenges they may look in the baby blues period.
She revealed to The New Indian Express in a meeting prior this year that she took in the specialty of conveying babies from her grandma, who also was a birthing assistant. She aided her first conveyance at 20 years old, and there was no closure to the check she would leave on the lives of the general population of the area.
Narasamma was presented a Honorary Doctorate by the Tumkur University in 2014. Other award she got incorporate the Vayoshreshta Samman in 2013, Kannada Rajyotsal Award in 2013, D Devaraj Urs Award in 2012, Kittur Rani Chennarng Award in 2013, the Murugha Sri Award from Murugha Mutt, and various different honors from NGO and social associations.