Learned driving at the age of 30
Radhamani first learned to drive a car when she was 30 years old. Her husband had inspired and trained her to learn driving. With this, she learned driving very soon and her interest in it also aroused. Only last year he got a license to transport dangerous goods. In 1988 he got his first license for both bus and lorry. He had run a bus for the first time from Thoppumpadi to Cherthala, which was highly appreciated by the transport department there.
Teaching others driving
Radhamani is also working to spread her driving skills to others. Her husband started AZ Driving School in Kochi, Kerala in the 1970s. Unfortunately in 2004, Radhamani lost her husband in an accident. After this incident, he took over the responsibility of running the family and started training himself.
Radhamani gives training in driving different types of vehicles in her driving school. To run a driving school, it is necessary that the proprietor or instructor has a license for the vehicles they teach. So he took the license of 11 different types of vehicles in his name. She currently operates the computer at her driving school. She is running a driving school with her two sons, daughter-in-law and grandson.
Interestingly, Radhamani is still a student. Along with computer operation in driving school, she is also pursuing diploma course in mechanical engineering at Kalamassery Polytechnic. She is probably the only woman driver in Kerala or India to hold a license for 11 categories of vehicles.
Husband likes to ride scooter
Her husband had bought a scooter for her and since then she goes everywhere on his scooter. She gets out of the car only when absolutely necessary. Radhamani told in an interview in 2020 that he has not driven the tower crane yet. He had told that tower cranes are very high and it is not possible to climb on such a high crane wearing a sari.
Radhamani’s courage and passion proves that age is just a number and there is no age to start anything. You can do whatever you like whenever you want. She is constantly learning new things to keep herself busy even at this age. She can be an inspiration to the younger generation.