It was a sad day for biker communities in the country as Veenu Paliwal, one of their own, and India’s most prominent female biker died in a bike accident on Monday. Out on a nation-wide tour with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar, the 44-year-old met with an accident in Gyaraspur in Madhya Pradesh, when her bike slid off road. She was rushed to the nearest medical facility but was declared brought dead.
While bikers and her fans took to social media to pay their homage to Paliwal, lady bikers in the Capital have also planned a ride to pay tribute to her.
“Veenu was an icon. We are a small group of 12 lady bikers, and we take pride in our passion for bikes. We are planning a bike ride to pay tribute to her and will be inviting lady bikers around town for it,” said Sanjana Kapur from the biking group Pink Bulleteers.
“I feel saddened by Veenu’s death, but more than that I feel saddened for her kids. Veenu had two kids and was a single mom and her death spells tough times for her family,” said animal rights activist Amritika Phool Gujral, who is part of the biker’s club called 456.