Tearful adieu to Tamil Nadu's Australian doctor

Known fondly as 'sattaikaramma' (woman wearing a shirt), Dr Phyllis Rodrigues served the people of Mayiladuthurai for more than 35 years

Tearful adieu to Tamil Nadu's Australian doctor

Tucked away in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the small town of Mayiladuthurai, or land of dancing peacocks, paid its last respects to Dr Phyllis Rodrigues.

Rodrigues, a trained gynecologist who served the people of Mayiladuthurai for more than 35 years, peacefully passed away in her sleep in Australia on July 2. She was 98 years old.