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Never too old to fly

NDTV – Business tycoon Anand Mahindra, known for his frequent posts on social media covering various trending subjects, recently shared a video on X.

The video showcased a remarkable moment of a 97-year-old woman exploring the thrill of paramotoring. Mahindra expressed admiration for her adventurous spirit, declaring her as his “hero of the day”, to 10.8 million of his followers.

The old woman is seen paramotoring in the video with the assistance of a teacher. Many users were surprised to see the same and praised the elderly woman for her courage and determination towards taking part in adventure sports. “It’s never too late to fly. She’s my hero of the day,” Mahindra wrote in the caption.

The 55-second clip was originally shared on Instagram by Flying Rhino Paramotoring based in Maharashtra. As per the bio, the organisation is run by “team of Army para-commando pilots and Air Force veterans”.

Since being shared, the video has amassed 6.4 thousand views and 17,000 likes.

“So happy to see this clip,” said a user.

“Age is just a number, and this video of an old lady fearlessly embracing paragliding proves it! Her spirit is a reminder that adventure knows no bounds. Let’s all find inspiration in her courage and zest for life!” remarked a user.

Another added, “Hats off to her, living her life to the fullest.”

“Inspiring. What a way to tell us that we will always have a way, given we are determined,” said a person.

“Very brave, courageous.. Awesome.. feeling motivated…” said another user.

A screenshot of the 97-year-old woman on a paramotor. PHOTO: X