Bravery award for saving daughter from leopard

Muthumari a tea plantation worker received the Kalpana Chawla Award for courage and daring Enterprise for the year 2018 for single handedly saving her daughter from a leopard. The leopard entered her residence on May 25th and attacked her 11 year old daughter Sathya.

On hearing her daughter scream for help, Muthumari attacked the leopard with a wooden log and chased it away. The award was presented to her by Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswami during the 72nd Independence Day celebrations at Fort.St.George in Chennai.Muthumari plans to use the award money to educate her daughter.