"She's a woman, she's not fit for the job."

"This is not a woman's profession."

"Can a woman even lift a 50 kg truck tyre?"

"Does a woman even know how to get a jack working?"

Well, Shanti Devi can do all of that and much more, like a pro. 

In Asia's largest truck halt point - Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar (SGTN) - lies a small tea shop, alongside which is an automobile workshop. Shanti Devi, a 55-year-old woman is the one who co-owns both the shops with her husband.

She is one of the mechanics for the trucks that pile outside their workshop waiting to get a puncture fixed. 

Shanti Devi is the very first truck mechanic in India and has been working for over 20 years now!

Source: worldnewsbyday

Talking about her choice of profession in an interview with GulfNews, she said: 

Source: gulfnews

"I learnt all about automobiles and changing tyres by watching my husband and other mechanics while they were working. Today, I know that I am a better mechanic than many men and prove it through my work every day. I believe a woman can do any job if she has a passion for it. Men still look at me with surprise and interest as I go about my job."

Watch this video by History TV to know more about her:

What an inspiration!