Indira Hinduja

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Indira Hinduja
Residence Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
Alma mater Bombay University
Awards Padma Shri (2011)
Scientific career
Fields Infertility
Institutions KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Indira Hinduja M.D., Ph.D. is an Indian gynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist based in Mumbai.[1] She pioneered the Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) technique resulting in the birth of India's first GIFT baby on 4 January 1988. Previously she delivered India's s first test tube baby at KEM Hospital on August 6, 1986.[2] She is also credited for developing an oocyte donation technique for menopausal and premature ovarian failure patients, giving the country's first baby out of this technique on 24 January 1991.[3]

Academic career[edit]

She has obtained PhD degree for her thesis entitled 'Human In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer' from the Bombay University. She is a full-time practicing Obstetrician and Gynaecologist of the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (KEM Hospital), Bombay.[3]

She is currently also honorary obstetrician and gynecologist at PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai.


  • Young Indian Award (1987)
  • Outstanding Lady Citizen of Maharashtra State Jaycee Award (1987)
  • Bharat Nirman Award for Talented Ladies (1994)
  • International Women’s Day Award by the Mayor of Bombay (1995; 2000)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of India (1999)
  • Dhanvantari Award by The Governor of Maharashtra (2000)
  • Padma Shri award from Government of India (2011)[4]