Dr Kalpana Joshi was born in a family of highly educated women. Her aunt had a PhD in Physics and her
grandmother who at the age of 95 never missed a day reading Times of India. Her family nurtured her to
be a good human being and independent, self reliant, confident woman with positive outlook towards
life. Dr. Joshi's dad always supported her in everything whether it was Science graduation instead
of Medicine or leaving a lecturer's job and joining a full time PhD after getting CSIR scholarship. His
philosophy was 'Anyone can say No anytime and get away but saying Yes requires courage because one
has to be ready to bear all the consequence's and this made her develop a positive personality. After
marriage, her family always supported her and respected her work.