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Watch: 71-YO Grandma Drives Heavy Vehicles & Holds Licenses for 11 Vehicles

Radhamani Amma drives and owns licenses for 11 vehicles, including heavy vehicles like JCBs, excavators, road rollers and cranes.

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Fondly called Mani Amma, Radhamani from Kerala is the only woman in India to hold a license for 11 vehicles at the age of 71.

She was encouraged by her husband TV Lal who started a driving school in 1978. Ever since the opening of the school, she started learning to drive and eventually developed a passion for it.

At a time when driving was less explored by women, Radhamani first learnt how to drive a bus and lorry. Gradually, she learnt how to operate cranes, trailers, forklifts, road rollers and JCBs, and acquired licenses for driving each one of them.

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“Back then, people were very curious and surprised to see a woman driving a heavy vehicle,” says Radhamani who took over the driving school in 2004 to support her family after her husband’s death.

Watch her inspiring story here:

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