Meet Surekha Yadav, India’s first woman train driver

New Delhi, March 8: Surekha who is now 51-year-old, became the India’s first female passenger train driver in the year 1988. The Indian Railways, a traditionally male-dominated industry, had finally opened its doors to women.

Born to farmers, Sonabai and Late Ramchandra Bhosale, in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Surekha is the oldest of five children. She studied in Saint Paul Convent High School, and was an all-rounder in academics and sports. She also has a diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Surekha had plans to become a teacher, but those changed as soon as she landed a job with the Indian railways. 

News24 salutes the spirit and success of Surekha Yadav on Women's Day. Watch her video given below: