Veenu Paliwal, one of the top woman bikers in the country, died in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district on Monday evening.
The 44-year-old Jaipur resident was on a nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson motorcycle along with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar, who was on another vehicle.
Paliwal died after her bike skid off a road near Gyaraspur, 100 km from state capital Bhopal.
She was rushed to a primary health centre and then to the Vidisha district hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead, police said.
Paliwal left Lucknow early on Monday and was headed for Bhopal when the mishap took place. She was wearing protective gear.
Known for driving Harley Davidson bikes at 180 kmph, Paliwal was planning to make a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country.
“Her family and friends in Jaipur, Indore and Mumbai have been informed. Some of them have already reached,” police said.
A post-mortem will be conducted on Tuesday morning.
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.
After divorce, last year was the second coming of the mother of two.