Asia’s first woman diesel engine driver from Mumbai gets honoured by President

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 9, 2017, 1:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 9, 2017, 1:12 pm IST
Mumtaz Kazi received the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' on International Women's Day
The 45-year-old woman became a motorwoman 25 years ago on the Central Railway line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane stretch. (Photo: Youtube)
 The 45-year-old woman became a motorwoman 25 years ago on the Central Railway line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane stretch. (Photo: Youtube)

It is difficult for women to mark their mark in many male dominated professions around the world. Driving being one of them, Mumtaz Kazi became the Asia’s first woman diesel engine driver 25 years ago and broke gender barriers with it.

According to a media report, the 45-year-old driver has now received the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ by President Pranab Mukherjee on International Women’s Day. The woman who became an inspiration for all women was among the top 7 women to get the award from the President.

 

Mumtaz is a motorwoman on the Central Railway line in Mumbai on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane stretch. When Mumtaz started out she faced a lot of issues but has overcome all of them to achieve more than what most people would have believed.

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