When Saudi Arabia finally lifted the regressive ban that had kept women from taking charge of the wheel in June, little did Saramma Thomas know that she would become the first Indian female to receive a driving license in the Middle Eastern country.
Who Is Saramma Thomas?
Thomas, a native of Pathanamthitta district’s Angamoozhy in Kerala, has been living in Saudi Arabia for the past nine years.
She is a nurse by profession and works at the King Abdulaziz Naval Base Military Hospital.
“I have been working for 12 years in all now, three years back home in Kerala before my wedding, and nine years in Saudi after it,” The News Minute quoted her as saying.
Thomas lives in Saudi Arabia with her husband, who is a native of Kumbazha, and their four-year-old son Aaidan.
She used to drive in Kerala and had always hoped that driving would be legalised in Saudi Arabia.