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Sulagitti Narasamma
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Sulagitti Narasamma
Died25 December 2018(2018-12-25) (aged 98)
AwardsPadma Shri award (2018),
National Citizen's award (2013),
Honorary doctorate (2014)

Sulagitti Narasamma (Kannada: ಸೂಲಗಿತ್ತಿ ನರಸಮ್ಮ; 1920 – 25 December, 2018) was an Indian midwife. She was from the Pavagada village, in Tumkur district of Karnataka state. She performed more than 15,000 traditional deliveries over a 70-year period of service with no medical facilities and no medical cost.[1][2]

Her medical services were directed towards poor people in Karnataka. Her work was honored with the National Citizen's award of India in 2012 and the country’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2018.[3][4]

Narasamma died at a hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on 25 December 2018 at the age of 98 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.[5]