Often labelled as nation's first woman teacher, Savitribhai Phule is still an inspiration to many young ladies and feminists. Marking her birth anniversary, the Google Doodle paid tributes to the acclaimed social worker and poet.
Born on January 30, 1831 in Maharashtra's Naigoan, Savitribhai played a prominent role in the country in improving the women conditions and fought hard against the evils of child marriage, Sati, gender inequality and others during the British Raj.
At the age of 9, she was married to a 12-year-old Jyotirao Phule and he educated her at home and trained her to become a teacher.
With the help of her husband, she opened 18 schools for girls and in her honour, the University of Pune was renamed as Savitribhai Phule University in 2014.