The Iron Lady of Madurai

Published on Feb 25, 2021


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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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