Freedom fighter, social worker and a senior lady advocate of 60 years standing at the bar P. Jaganmohini passed away here on Thursday. She was 84. Jaganmohini was ailing for some time and was being treated at a private hospital for the last few days.

Born to Dr. Rama Rao and Subhadramma in 1930 at Berhampur, Jaganmohini was a first generation advocate and said to be the first lady advocate of the city. She was known for providing legal help and educational assistance to the poor and downtrodden and remained a spinster to serve the people. Jaganmohini had the credit of solving many cases through the Lok Adalat and the District Legal Services Authority. She was actively involved in establishing and running many educational institutions and service organisations like Ba-Bapu Seva Kendram, All India Mahila Samakhya, Visakha Seva Sadan, Gayatri Vidya Parishad, MLB Trust, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, etc.

Principle District Judge V. Venkata Prasad, several judges, former chairman of Bar Council of India and president of GVP D.V. Subba Rao, secretary P. Soma Raju, principals and faculty of GVP institutions, secretary of Gandhi Centre K.S. Sastry, president of Visakhapatnam Bar Association K. Adibabu, secretary of GVP MLBT School V. Srirama Murthy, and others paid rich tributes to Jaganmohini.

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