Sulagatti Narasamma was all of 20, when as a midwife, she helped deliver a baby. This was in 1940.

For seven decades, she continued to deliver babies, more than 15,000 at that. Moreover, she did this without taking a penny. It was truly service above self for this grand old lady. For this, she earned the title Sulagatti, which in Kannada, means ‘delivery work’.

In what can only be described as a life that was filled with bringing joy and happiness to others, Narsamma breathed her last on December 25, 2018, at the ripe old age of 98.