The doctor to Mysore's Wodeyars, the royal family, died at the age of 94.
What an amazing life it must have been - to get an MBBS degree in 1947, to deliver a prince and 5 princesses but still provide free medical services for poor patients after her retirement. An excellent profile of the doctor appears in Star of Mysore.
But let me come clean. The real reason why this news is important to me is this: Dr. Stephen delivered my elder sister :)
So, in a strange, cosmic, all-things-are-connected way, I wouldn't be who I am if it were not for Dr. Alice Angeline Stephen. May her soul rest in peace.