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Bose's lady commander Lakshmi Sehgal hospitalised

July 19, 2012 11:31 IST

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, who was part of Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army, was admitted to a hospital in Kanpur on Thursday following a cardiac arrest, family sources said.

Sehgal (97), who was ill for some time, suffered a heart attack this morning at her residence in Civil Lines area in Kanpur, Sehgal's daughter Subhashini Ali told media persons.

A team of doctors has been appointed to monitor her health condition, she said.

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal was very active in the independence movement of India and commanded the 'Rani of Jhansi Regiment of INA, formed by Subhash Chandra Bose.

A doctor by profession, she was working as a medical practitioner and a social worker. She was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1998.

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