Famous Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mother Mehroonisa Siddiqui has been featured in BBC’s 100 most influential women 2017 list. The Gangs of Wasseypur actor has shared his happiness on Twitter by posting a photograph of himself with his mother. They can be seen embracing each other in the picture posted by the 43-year-old actor.
“A lady who showed courage against all odds being in a conservative family from a small village - My Mother,” wrote Nawazuddin on his Twitter account.
The annual list is a step to support women throughout the world who speak for the welfare of other women. The women in the BBC list are those who tackled some of the biggest problems women face around the world. These women have fought against harassment, injustice and inequality in different parts of the world and in different fields. They have set examples of how to deal with all these situations and aimed to help those who are affected by these problems. The list has been divided into four parts - the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, street harassment and sexism in sport.
Along with Mehroonisa Siddiqui, Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, social entrepreneur and women’s rights activist Dr Urvashi Sahni, Nitya Thummalachetty, who is a business analyst of a health care analytics company in New York, slam poet Rupi Kaur, writer Ira Trivedi, student Priyanka Roy and teacher Tulika Kiran also made it into the list. This year’s list has only 60 names so far, but the remaining 40 names will be coming soon.
There is now a picture of the 65 year-old Mehroonisa Siddiqui on the website of BBC with the caption, “It’s never too late to learn.”