Savitribai Jyotirao Phule & Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan

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Savitribai Jyotirao Phule & Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule

Born: 3 January 1831

Died: 10 March 1897

She was an Indian social reformer, educationalist and poet.

She is regarded as the first lady teacher of India.

Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during British rule.

She along with her husband founded the first girls’ school in Pune ran by native Indians at Bhide Wada in 1848.

She worked to abolish the discrimination and unfair treatment of people based on caste and gender.

She is regarded as an important figure of the social reform movement in Maharashtra.

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Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan

Born:  3 January 1931

He  is an Indian physicist, specializing in condensed matter physics.

He pioneered active research in the areas of metal physics, magnetic resonance in biophysical systems, and fine particle physics, a forerunner to nanoscience.

He is a fellow of several science academies and twice elected as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics commission on magnetism.

He was conferred the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1976, and received the UGC Raman award in Physical Sciences in 1983.=Apart from science, he is well versed in Hindu philosophy and Tamil literature.

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