Indira Hinduja
Born (1946-08-21) 21 August 1946 (age 77)
Alma materBombay University
AwardsPadma Shri (2011)
Scientific career
InstitutionsKEM Hospital, Mumbai

Indira Hinduja 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 first test tube baby at KEM Hospital on 6 August 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

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 P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim West, Bombay.[3]

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



  1. ^ Profile of Dr. Indira Hinduja Archived 16 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine at Hinduja Hospital.
  2. ^ "India First Test Tube Baby". New Straits Times. 8 August 1986.
  3. ^ a b "Dr. Indira Ahuja Profile". NDTV Doctor. 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Announced" (Press release). Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2011.


  1. ^ Admin (3 January 2022). "History Today in Medicine - Prof. Dr. Indira Hinduja". CME INDIA. Retrieved 25 September 2022.