Watch: Woman skydives in sari from 13,000 feet
Sheetal Mahajan Rane skydived in a traditional sari on February 11. Photograph: (DNA)
Padma Shri awardee Sheetal Mahajan Rane added another feather to her cap - she skydived 13,000 feat wearing a traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari Sari in Thailand on Sunday.
Sheetal, who hails from Pune, was quoted as saying that she attempted the exercise as she wanted to do something for her city and community.
Sheetal, who has has six world records and 17 National records in skydiving to her credit, was awarded with the Padma Shri in 2011.
She is the first woman to have done her first ever parachute jump without any training over the Geographical North pole in minus 37 degree Celsius from 2400 feet. She also performed the accelerated free fall jump without any trials over the Antarctica - South pole from 11,600 feet, in minus 38 degree Celsius.