In an awful incident, India's noted woman biker Veenu Paliwal, recently died in a road accident in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh's. She died after her two-wheeler skidded off a road near Gyaraspur town, 100 km from state capital Bhopal.
The 44-year-old The Jaipur-based Paliwal also known as "Lady of the Harley", was on nationwide tour from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on her motorcycle (Harley Davidson) with her companion Dipesh Tanwar. Her companion was on another vehicle.
Despite wearing a helmet and other safety gear, Paliwal suffered severe internal injuries and finally succumbing to her injuries. According to the Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr. B L Arya, “she died due to her liver getting ruptured in the accident”.
After being rushed to Gyaraspur primary health centre following the accident, she had been taken to Vidisha district hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.
Paliwal learned to ride in college, from friends. She couldn’t continue riding, though, because she didn’t have her own bike. She later married a man who wouldn’t let her ride.
The 44-year-old mother of two had a reputation of being a hardcore biker, and her death saw an outpouring of grief on social media.
Her son, Shiven, is pursing engineering at the University of California, while her daughter, Shivika, has just finished her schooling. “What pains me more is that her ride was cut short. The ride of her life…she had so many ambitions and I just know that she would have done so, so much more,” said her father.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and actor John Abraham were among those who offered condolences after her demise. “She was recently conferred the Lady of Harley honour (LoH). The LoH is elected by members of the Harley Owners’ Group (HOG), so you can imagine how popular she was…Everyone remembers her as a very vibrant woman who had the courage to do anything she wanted,” said Surbhi Agarwal, Customer Relationship Manager at Dunes Harley-Davidson, the premium bike makers’ Jaipur store.