At the age of 23, she found herself widowed with a 2-year-old son but Shalini Singh decided to change her situation for the better!
In 2001 late Major Avinash, Shalini’s husband passed away in a terrorist encounter in Kashmir. Shalini was left to raise their son alone. She considered taking her own life, the loss was too big to handle for her but it was her son who kept her will power intact.
Instead of going for post graduate studies she applied for the Service Selection Board. It was a week long interview during which her parents would babysit her son outside the premises. After getting selected she began her training in Chennai. On September 7, 2002, 20 days before her husband’s first death anniversary, she was commissioned as an officer in the Indian Army.
She served the Indian Army for 6 years. Now at 39 years of age, she’s still setting examples. Capt. Shalini Singh was crowned the Classic Mrs India 2017 Queen of Substance.
Shalini took the challenges life gave her and made examples out of them. She continues to inspire women and single parents nation wide. She dedicated her newest feat to her late husband