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Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak
Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak

Captain Lakshmi (1914 - 2012) born Lakshmi Sahgal in Malabar, India; was a freedom fighter, an officer of the Indian National Army, the Minister of Women's Affairs and a practicing doctor of medicine. She organized an all-women brigade and became Captain Lakshmi, a name and identity that stayed with her for life. Always unequivocally committed to the ideals of socialism, anti-imperialism, equality, secularism, social justice and women empowerment. In 2012 she was a candidate for the President of India named by four leftist parties.