WHY IN THE NEWS?
- Bhageerathi Amma, the oldest woman in India to take the equivalency exams, has passed away due to age-related ailments. She was 107-years-old.
- Amma, who hailed from the Kollam district of Kerala, decided to continue her education at the age of 105.
- Amma had quit formal education in class three when she was 9 years old. The centenarian was felicitated with the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar by the central government for her exceptional contribution towards women’s empowerment.
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