One of the leading women motorcyclists of India, Veenu Paliwal met with a tragic road accident yesterday en route her pan India bike journey which took her life. The accident took place at Gyaraspur when her bike skidded off the road while she was on her way to Bhopal. She was immediately taken to a hospital near Vidisha, where the doctors declared her brought dead. An autopsy report states that she died due to internal bleeding.
Veenu, was on nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson with another fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar when this mishap took place. The two bikers were said to be on a 21 days bike undertaking Kashmir to Kanyakumari trip.
Veenu, who grew up in Jaipur was known for riding Harley Davidson bikes at a very high speed but she always advocated for safe driving. She was fondly known as HOG Rani (a combination of an acronym for Harley Owners’ Group and the affection conferred by the fellow Harley bikers for being the only woman Harley rider of Jaipur). She became the first Indian woman to ride a Harley at 180 Km/h.
Once during an interview, she had mentioned that she got the biking inspiration from her father since childhood who himself was an enthusiast biker. It is learnt that though her passion for bikes started from her childhood days, but it was only during her college days that she learnt to ride bikes from her friends.
Her fellow Jaipur based HOG member, Rajiv Bansal remembers her by sharing that she was about to complete 10,000 Kms on her Harley Davidson SportsterForty Eight, which is a rare achievement for any biker especially a woman. Mr. Bansal recalls the passion and addicition Veenu had for bikes. HOG members used to go on rides every Sunday with Veenu.
Veenu was shooting a movie on her bike journey across the nation, a journey which was cut short by this tragic accident. She was very recently honored with a title of Lady of Harley by members of the Harley Owners’s Group (HOG).
Social media saw an outpour of grief after her demise. Rajasthan CM VasundhraRaje and actor John Abraham were among those who offered condolences on her sudden death.
We at Pinknest, on behalf of all the girls and entire nation pay tribute to this inspiring lady who was certainly a pride for our nation. May your soul rest in peace!