Lakshmi Sehgal, great freedom fighter and close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is no more in this world. Lakshmi Sehgal died today in Kanpur. Her age was 98 years. Lakshmi Sehgal was admitted to the hospital after she suffered from heart attack on 19 July 2012. Lakshmi Sehgal had donated her body to a medical college earlier.
Lakshmi Sehgal was the first captain of Rani Jhansi Regiment of Azad Hind Fauj. Afterwards Lakshmi Sehgal joined CPI (M) on 1971 and on 2002 she was the Left Front candidate in Presidential election. In the election she lost to APJ Abdul Kalam. During the last few years Lakshmi Sehgal kept herself away from active politics.