Srinagar (Web Desk): Iram Habib has become the first Kashmiri Muslim woman to become a pilot. Habib will join a private airline next month.
Thirty-year-old Iram has succeeded Tanvi Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, who joined Air India as the Valley’s first woman pilot in 2016.
In April last year, 21-year-old Ayesha Aziz, also from Kashmir, became India’s youngest student pilot.
According to Indian media, her father is a supplier of surgical equipment to government hospitals.
In her pursuit, Iram even gave up her dream of achieving a doctorate in forestry to give wings to her childhood ambition.
Iram, who is presently taking classes in Delhi to get a commercial pilot license, told TOI that she completed her training from Miami in the US in 2016.
“Everyone was surprised to find that I am a Kashmiri Muslim doing flying but I went ahead to achieve my goal,” she said.