On 28th May, 2019, Ahmedabad’s Khushnum Avari was awarded the ‘Times Power Women Of the Year Award’ in the field of Education and Professional Training, by the Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University, actor Jimmy Shergil and Shilpa Phugalia, Director – BMW Gujarat.
Originally from Mumbai, Khushnum settled in Ahmedabad after her marriage. An ex-Jet Airways employee and corporate trainer, she is the founder of the Panaché group, which helps the youth of Gujarat to transform into professionals. Khushnum is the current finalist of ‘Haut Monde Mrs. India World Wide 2019’, competing with forty thousand global contestants. The finale is scheduled in October in Greece. Speaking to Parsi Times about her achievements, Khushnum says, “My Mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with passion, compassion, humor and style!”