How ironic is it when out of thousands who complain peer pressure the sole reason of their failures, Fiza Zafar Khan is among one who comes out to prove her mettle and shut mouths of the nonsensical whiners.
Meet this lady who justifies ‘Iron fists in velvet gloves’ but in a slightly different way.This CS engineering from Lucknow, hailing from Malihabad, a passionate bike rider, is a STATE LEVEL BOXER, also a silver medalist district level boxer. But things weren’t as glistening as they seem to be now. Her struggle began when she was a few months old. Her father’s gruesome murder left Fiza and her mother to severe threats, vulnerabilities, poverty and all the hardships you can name.
Ever since they were on their own, her mother became her utmost strength and diligently moulded her child into the iron lady she is today.Being super active in sports from the beginning, Fiza says boxing happened very suddenly.’I didn’t get my favourite campus at IIT.Frustration aur anxiety se ham apni life ko lekr pareshan thhe, un dino ek ladki ne bola “low mat feel karo,tumhe pata hai tum India ko represent kr skti ho?tum sports ke liye ho ussey join kro.You must try BOXING.”The point she recalls as the capsizing moment of her life. The fog of anxiety, disappointment started fading away from her life. Her mother always inspired her to achieve big and do everything to carry forward the name of her father. “Meri maa hamesha se yahi chahti hain ki log meri taraf dekhe aur naaz se bolein — dekho ye hai Zafar ki beti.”Since her day one at training, she has never looked behind and always strived hard towards success.
Today she proudly stands with 6 medals, numerous certificates and above all zeal to reach the zenith.
She has abstained herself from social media platforms, because she patiently awaits the day when she’ll finally deserve the official blue verified account. For her, patience, discipline, self control and dedication is all what matters.You know you’ll see her soaring in the skies one day, because she is brave enough to face her fears. Because she appositely says,”Agar tumko zindagi mei kuch karna hai, to apne mind ko set kro” everything depends on your mindset.