Born in the Satara district of Maharashtra to farmers, Sonabai and Late Ramchandra Bhosale, Surekha is the eldest of five daughters.
She graduated High School at Saint Paul Convent and became an all-rounder in academics and sports.
She also holds an Electrical Engineering diploma.
Surekha Yadav became the first female passenger train driver in India in
1988, scripting the history and paving the way for other women to follow.
Surkeha earned her diploma in Electrical Engineering and was searching for a permanent position like most of her classmates.
An opening for an assistant driver in the Indian Railways prompted
her to fill in the form casually and soon she was alone.