On the occasion of International Women's Day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal awarded Shantabai Pawar, Pune's 86 year old ‘Warrior Aaji’ who is known for her Lathi-Kathi routine.
Shantabai even performed her Lathi-Kathi routine during the award ceremony. Watch the video here:
Shantabai - an 85-year-old woman, had become popular on social media for displaying stunning martial arts skills and unbelievable stunts with sticks and rods on Pune's streets to earn a living. Her video which went viral was first shot by a Pune based artist Aishwarya Kale.
Kale had shared Shantabai's contact and bank details appealing to people to help 'Warrior Granny' with money, grocery, education materials, professional assignments, etc. to ensure the well-being of her extended family.
Several celebrities including Singer Neha Kakkar, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood had come forward to help Pawar. Even Maharashtra home minister anil Deshmukh had offered her Rs 100,000 plus a set of clothes.