06-06-2015, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Dec 2014
11 Indian Women who make India proud in their relevant field.
- Savitribai Phule
She was the first lady who started a women’s school in Maharashtra. Wife of Mahatma Jotiba Phule, she worked religiously for the Dalit cause and pioneered a mass movement against Brahminic values and thinking.
- Rani Laxmibai
Jhansi ki Rani as we all call her was one of the most ballsy Indian women in the history of the country. With her son tied behind her back, she valiantly fought with the British Raj during the 1857 uprising.
- Lata Mangeshkar
The Bharat Ratna awardee is a living legend who has lent her golden voice to over a thousand songs.
Born as Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi, Madhubala, as she was fondly called, was the epitome of timeless beauty. A beautiful face with a tragic history, Madhubala will stay on forever in our hearts.
- Aruna Asaf Ali
Freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali was the bold face of the Quit India Movement during the British Raj.
- Mother Teresa
It was because of her love and dedication that the diseased and the destitute got a new life.
- Kalpana Chawla
Millions of Indian girls today are aspiring to be the next Kalpana Chawla. The first Indian-American astronaut still inspires millions to fly high and follow their dreams.
- Sarla Thakral
How many of you know about India’s first lady pilot Sarla Thakral? It was in 1936, that she first entered the cockpit of the Gypsy Moth and flew it without any complications. She was just 21 when she achieved that feat!
- Mary Kom
Magnificent Mary, as she is fondly called, will inspire millions of women to overcome hurdles and achieve what they truly desire.
- Neerja Bhanot
Not many know about the beautiful airhostess Neerja Bhanot who heroically lost her life while trying to save the lives of passengers from terrorists on the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on September 5, 1986.
- Irom Chanu Sharmila
The ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’ is the world’s longest hunger striker. She has relentlessly fought for the cause of Malom Massacre, where she has demanded the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, that gives a carte blanche to the security forces while combating insurgents.