On The Ground with Sai S1 EP6

The Iron Lady of Madurai

Published on Feb 25, 2021


Show Creator

Sai Sethu

This is the story of Ms. Chinna Pillai, popularly known as Madurai’s Iron Lady. This inspiring woman is a champion of uplifting women by fighting poverty in her village Pullucheri. Her simple idea of a micro-credit banking system spread across Indian villages and won her India’s fourth-highest civilian honour - the Padma Shri (2019). Fun fact: The former Prime Minister of India Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee bowed down and touched her feet, overwhelmed by her work in 1999.

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