Dr Sita Bhateja

 

The Multan borstal - Dr Sita is the child right in front, second from the right.

The Multan borstal – Dr Sita is the child right in front, second from the right.

 A young girl at school in Multan happened across the biography of the legendary Marie Curie. Whether it was chance or fate, we cannot say and little did the girl herself realise how that small act would affect the lives of countless people. From her days spent running around the Multan borstal, where her grandfather was the jailor, to her work in post-Partition refugee camps to setting up a nursing home which would become an institution in Bangalore, Sita Bhateja has lived an extraordinary life and touched the lives of many thousand people. Today, at the age of eighty-four, Dr. Sita Bhateja still leads this institution with poise and grace, seeing patients every single day. You can read the complete story of her life below.

UNDAUNTED – The Life and Times of Dr Sita Bhateja