Having dropped out of school at the age of 13 in Bihar, and migrating to the UK post her wedding at the age of 25, and no English skills to boot, Asha Khemka defied the odds to be honoured the Asian Businesswoman of the Year in Birmingham.

 At 65, Khemka was recognised for her work as an educationist. She currently is the principal and CEO of West Nottinghamshire College, a well-known UK college. Khemka taught herself English by watching children television shows and interacting with other mothers. 


Besides this, she graduated with a business degree from Cardiff University and taught there as well before moving to West Nottinghamshire College. That’s not all; another feather to her cap is that she was Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013.


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