Women had always been an inspiring character of our society from the ancient time period. We have seen several inspirational women from India and Pakistan over the past few decades.
Here’s list of some really inspiring women from India and Pakistan.
When it comes to daring women, Malala Yousafzai tops the list. Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. She is one of the youngest activists for the right to education.
Also, she is the youngest ever Noble prize laureate across the world. In 2012, she was shot by a gunman belonging to Taliban for promoting education in their region when she was returning home from school along with her mates.
2. NEERJA BHANOT
The Young Brave Soul. The Brave Daughter Of India Neerja Bhanot was born on 7 September 1963 in Chandigarh, India. She is known as “The Queen Of Hijack”.
Best known as the purser of Pan Am Flight 73. Neerja was senior purser on Pan Am Flight 73 flying from Mumbai to the US. Her flight was hijacked on 5th September 1986 by four members of Abu Nidal Organisation. She saved many lives and was shot dead when she was trying to save 3 American kids.
She became the youngest recipient of Ashok Chakra Award.
Also, she was awarded Tamgha-e-Insaniyat by Pakistan government for showing great human kindness. Recently she was honored with Bharat Gaurav Award on July 2, 2016.
She was not trained to fight terrorists neither it was her job but her courage saved many precious lives that day!
3. INDIRA GANDHI
Smt. Indira Gandhi was born on 19th, November 1917 in Allahabad, India to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.
She was the first and to the date the only female Prime Minister of democratic India. Indira was the only Prime Minister who had declared emergency till date.
Indira Gandhi is considered as the most powerful Prime minister till date. She is often called as Iron lady.
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards Beant Singh and Satwant Singh on 31st October 1984.
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was born on 21 June 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan to Zulfikar Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto.
She was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. She worked hard to bring democracy in Pakistan.
She was the first women to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. She was a strong lady who had seen her two brothers assassinated in front of her eyes but still continue to support her father in politics.
Bhutto was married to Asif Ali Zardari the former president of Pakistan. On 27 December 2007, she was assassinated after a political rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Today, many charity schools are running on her name in Pakistan.
5. INDRA NOOYI
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born on 28 October 1955 in Chennai, India. She is current chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. The second-largest food and beverage business in the world.
Her net salary is 28.9 million. Fortune magazine ranked her 2nd most powerful woman in the world.
Moreover, She was awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2007.
6. MUNIBA MAZARI
Muniba Mazari was born on 3 March 1988 in Baloch, Pakistan. Mazari is an artist, motivational speaker, television host, Model and Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan.
Muniba lost her legs when she was just 21 in a car accident. She is Pakistan’s first wheelchair-bound model.
That accident has made her paraplegic but despite initial struggles to support her family has not softened her spirit for helping others. She is a true inspiration.
Hina Rabbani Khar was born on November 19, 1977, in Multan, Pakistan. She is the youngest person and first woman who served as Pakistan’s 26th foreign minister.
in 2002 general elections, Khar was elected as a member of National Assembly. In 2011 she was appointed as foreign minister of Pakistan and the first woman to represent the National Budget.
Despite her political career, she is also known as the intellectual beauty of Pakistan.
These women from India and Pakistan are a true motivation. Do let us know in the comment section below if you have some more to add toour list of inspiratonal women from India and Pakistan.