Eminent Freedom Fighter and social activist Captain Lakshmi Sehgal passed away in Kanpur. She was 97. She suffered a severe heart attack and was admitted to the hospital on 19 July 2012. Born as Lakshmi Swaminadhan on 24 October 1914 in Madras, Captain Lakshmi Sehgal completed his high school education from Madras. Subsequently, she studied medical science in Madras Medical College and received her MBBS degree in 1938. A close aide of Subhash Chandra Bose during the days of freedom movement, she was the one of the most prominent mambers of his Indian National Army.