KANPUR, India, July 23 (UPI) -- Lakshmi Sehgal, who fought Allied forces during World War II and was known as India's leading female revolutionary, has died. She was 97.
Sehgal died Monday at a private hospital in Kanpur where she was admitted on July 19 after suffering a heart attack, the Press Trust of India reported.
Sehgal was active in India's push for independence, commanding the Rani of Ghansi Regiment of the Indian National Army. She was also a trained physician who worked as a medical practitioner and a social worker.
Communist Party of India leader Brinda Karat described Sehgal as a great freedom fighter who "fought injustice wherever she saw it."