Dr. Shobha Varthaman, the women who stood tall between all the uncertainty is the mother of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. There is no doubt that the genes of bravery in Abhinandan inherited from his mother. She is also been part of many missions as a doctor. By serving in war-ravaged countries, she became touch and brave enough to handle every situation.
Dr. Shobha Varthaman has been an activist for Healthcare and Education. She worked as a doctor with Medicine Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) in many conflict zones. Shobha worked in Liberia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, and Laos. She also ensures that in the high-intensity conflict zones new mothers can survive post-delivery complications.
During the second Gulf War in Iraq, she once encountered life-threatening experiences when she was working there. Also, to promote healing she taught Pranayama to her patient in Iran. Some of her memorable works are :
Worked as a Chief Medical Coordinator in Papua New Guinea in projects like surgical, sexual violence and HIV.
Offering aid in Haiti in 2010 when nearly 300,000 died in an earthquake. Also, run an orthopedic hospital, a pediatric hospital in the most dangerous wrought areas by crime.
To increase punishment for child sexual abuse convicts two years ago she launched an online campaign.
According to her cousin C Kundanadhan, since her childhood, she was very bold as she faces a tough time when she and her siblings grew up losing their father early.
Dr. Shobha Varthaman, you are truly badass women who inspire all the women.
Dr. Shobha, we salute you for raising a war hero Abhinandan. You are a source of inspiration and strength.