Padma Shri Shital Mahajan Rane, Pune based woman has been in news for quite a while now. She rose to limelight after jumping over north and south poles at 23 years of age. Her achievement was even special because she had achieved the feat in her first try without going through the trials.
She got married on a hot air baloon and that made to the Limca Book of Records. Shital has been actively skydiving to follow her passion and recently, on Feb 10th, She achieved a unique feat of skydiving in all the 7 continents within a year. The last dive came in Thailand.
Talking to the media over a phone call, Shital stated that diving in a Saree was a challenging yet unique experience. She added that putting all the gear over a saree was a tough task, but she was determined to make it happen. She also added that the landing at first was a little unbalancing, however, with her calm composure, Shital made it safely at the end.
Shital was wearing Nauvari, a 8.5 meter long Saree which is lengthier than the normal ones worn at Indian homes. She added that she wanted to prove a point to Indian Women that the attire can even be worn while performing such challenging tasks like skydiving.
Shital, 35 and a mother of two, has 18 skydiving records to her name. She has also been awarded with Padma Shri.