Pune Based Woman Sets A New Record By Skydiving In Maharashtrian Sari
Sheetal Rane Mahajan has made a record of becoming the first Indian woman to be skydiving
after wearing colorful Maharashtrian sari in Thailand.Immediately after the skydiving, Rane Mahajan
said that due to favorable weather, she was successful in jumping from an aircraft on a world famous
tourist resort Pattaya twice a height of about 13 thousand feet.
Shital Mahajan Rane is 35 years old, runs her own skydiving academy called Phoenix Skydiving, and has 6 world and 17 national records to her name.She also holds the honor of being the youngest woman to parachute over North and South Poles, and her achievements helped her earn the prestigious PadmaShri award in 2011.The jump was originally scheduled on Sunday (February 11), but had to be postponed due to sudden heavy rains and stormy weather in Pattaya, though she managed a jump from 9,000 feet height.With this, the Padma Shri laureate and mother of two sons (nine-year old twins) has set around 18 national skydiving records, plus six international records and completed 704 jumps around the world, bagging several national and international honours.The 35-year old Adventurous woman said,I wanted to prove that Indian women can wear this sari notonly in their normal routine, but also can carry out risky adventures like skydiving.