Surekha Shankar

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Surekha Shankar was born in Satara, India back in 1965 to Sonabal and Ramchandra. She attended Saint Paul Convent High School. She went on to study Electrical Engineering from the Government Polytechnic College in Karad. That came to an abrupt end in 1986, more on that in a moment.

She found work joining the Central Railway attending training at the Kalyan Training School. After graduation, she was assigned to many different tasks. In 1990, she married Shankar, who is a Police Inspector for the Government of Maharashtra.

What you may not know about Surekha Shankar Yadav is that she is the first female locopilot of the Indian Railways in India. As far as I can tell she is still the engineer of trains running in India, she is also teaching Driver’s Training Centre in Kalyan as a Senior Instructor.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's quite the accomplishment, James, for a woman in India! Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Nov 24, 2018 04:06 AM #1
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for the story...not just a story, an inspiration to others!!!

Surekha Shankar Yadav is that she is the first female locopilot of the Indian Railways in India. As far as I can tell she is still the engineer of trains running in India, she is also teaching Driver’s Training Centre in Kalyan as a Senior Instructor

Nov 24, 2018 04:15 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

a great accomplishment.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 24, 2018 04:40 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

You just can't keep a good person down.

Nov 24, 2018 04:44 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like someone that I would feel comfortable with piloting a train that I was riding on.

Nov 24, 2018 04:58 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. An interesting read this morning. I enjoyed it. Did you get the pug yet?

Nov 24, 2018 05:08 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Some determined people can't be stopped! Enjoy your day!

Nov 24, 2018 05:16 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - she has already accomplished so much and still more coming.

Nov 24, 2018 08:10 AM #8
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray and that's where the reputation of women being the BEST drivers originated.... 

Nov 24, 2018 08:11 AM #9
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Looks like she began chugging along in '88 and has been at it ever since.

Nov 24, 2018 09:57 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- there are so many women who've paved the way for us and we never hear of them. 

Nov 24, 2018 10:00 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Surekha is helping women in India move ahead and break that glasss ceiling. 

Nov 24, 2018 10:08 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love this story.  Ron was just telling about an LA kid's show with Engineer Bill. who was a train conductor.  The show ended when it was discovered that he was adding adult beverages to his milk, while encouraging kids to drink theirs.  Why not Engineer Surekha?

Nov 24, 2018 10:49 AM #13
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon James Dray,

Love the whole story on  Surekha who is helping women in India move ahead. That was quite an accomplishment for a woman in India!

Nov 24, 2018 12:39 PM #14
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Quite the accomplisment and she is still going storng which is great.

Nov 24, 2018 01:22 PM #15
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

James, I had to stop by to see what I didn't know, and you did not disappoint. Great story.


Nov 24, 2018 02:55 PM #16
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


    This is Surekha, my wife!


Nov 24, 2018 05:17 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Welllll quite an accomplished lady !

Nov 25, 2018 06:52 AM #18
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Surekha is certainly a very accomplished individual and a role model for many women.


Nov 25, 2018 11:50 AM #19
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