Lalita Malhotra was born in Delhi, India, on November 2, 1941. Following medical studies in India and post-graduate work in the United Kingdom, she emigrated to Canada in 1975. Her medical practice in Prince Albert has had a major impact throughout northern Saskatchewan. Her focus has been on women’s health, with a special interest in teenage and high-risk pregnancies due to poor health, nutrition problems, and socio-economic status. The majority of her patients are northern Aboriginal people, for whom she has been an inspiration and a role model. Dr. Malhotra has delivered more babies, up to 300 per year, than anyone else in Saskatchewan.
Dr. Malhotra started the Women’s Wellness Clinic in Prince Albert. She has served as president of the Girl Guides in Prince Albert, patron of the city’s music festival, and member of the India-Canada Association, as well as an elected member of the Prince Albert Health District and a member of its executive. She received both the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2001.