Nidhi Dubey was only 25 when her husband Mukesh Kumar Dubey, an Indian army jawan, died of a cardiac arrest. She was four months pregnant, but it took her in-laws all of two days before they abandoned her and asked her to leave.
Nidhi went to her mother’s place, and after suffering from depression for several months, the Sagar, Madhya Pradesh resident decided to fight back. It was the birth of her son Suyash that triggered this new determination. While her mother took care of Suyash, Nidhi moved to Indore and did an MBA. She also worked in a company for a year and a half, reports Patrika.
After being advised by her husband’s seniors in the army, Nidhi decided to prepare for the Services Selection Board (SSB) exams. She underwent heavy physical training, waking up at four in the morning and running for five kilometres every day. During the daytime, Nidhi would teach in the Army School, Sagar, where Suyash was now a student. By night, she would study for the exams, reports Dainik Bhaskar.
After five attempts and a lot of hard work, Nidhi has finally cleared the SSB exams. Her training will begin on 30th September in Chennai, as she looks forward to continuing her husband’s legacy and serving the Indian army in the days to come.