Role of S.Muthulakshmi Reddi in Freedom Struggle

In 1907 S.Muthulakshmi Reddi became the first female student to join the madras medical college for medical graduation. In 1926, she became the first woman legislator when she was nominated as a member of the madras legislative council. She is best known as a legislator who was successful in getting the devadasi system abolished by an act in 1927. By this act, the Hindu religious Endowment Act was amended. She was an active member of the women’s Indian association since its inception in 1917 and became its president after the death of Mrs. Besant in 1933.