R SIVABHOGAM – THE FIRST LADY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
R Shivabhogam was born on 23th July 1907 in India and became the first lady chartered Accountant of India. Even the Wikipedia page of the lady recognise herself as the First Women Chartered Accountant of India. Today we decided to lighten up the story of very first Lady Auditor from our profession. Hope you guys will get inspired from her story. Here we go.
She was born before our country gets freedom from Britishers. She graduated from Queen Mary’s College, Chennai.
She gets Imprisoned herself during active participation in Civil disobedience Movement in 1931. She was in Jail for almost One year.
She was rejected for marriage proposals due to her physical disabilities.
After she get released from the Jail she decided to pursue Government Diploma in Accountancy which was the exclusive course for Male only at that time.
After completing the Course, she is not able to start her own practice as previous prisoner are not allowed for independent practice. She decided to file a Writ petition and won the case in her favor and finally started her own practice from 1937.
On enactment of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, She enrolled for membership number and become member from 1950. She was also appointed as the Chairperson of Southern Regional Council. She was the only lady person to hold such position till date.
That’s all for R SIVABHOGAM – THE FIRST LADY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT. Hope you guys like it and get inspired from her.