Anasuya Sarabhai went to England in 1912 to study medicine but soon she switched to London School of Economics.
World’s largest search engine Google today celebrated 132nd birth anniversary of the legendary trade union leader Anasuya Sarabhai.
Sarabhai was born on November 11, 1885 and was pioneer in labour movement in the country. Hailing from a wealthy Ahmadabadi industrialist family, Anasuya Sarabhai's parents passed away when she was a nine years old girl. At the age of 13, Anasuya Sarabhai was married off but that did not work out.
Anasuya Sarabhai went to England in 1912 to study medicine but soon she switched to London School of Economics after she came to know of animal dissection involved in her studies which was against her Jain beliefs.
In England, Anasuya Sarabhai got involved in the Suffragette movement. Once back in India, Anasuya Sarabhai started working for the betterment of women and poor.
The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi himself mentored Sarabhai. Soon, Anasuya Sarabhai got involved in the textile mill movement after seeing women returning home after 36-hour shift.
Anasuya Sarabhai helped organising strikes in Ahmedabad in 1914 and 1918 for increase in wages. Eventually, Gandhi began a hunger strike which led to hike of 35 per cent.
The Labour Movement leader died in 1972.
In a statement Google said that today's doodle was created by Maria Qamar, a Pakistani-Canadian artist and author of the book Trust No Aunty.