Nafeesathul Mizriya, physically challenged originating from Kunnamkulam, Kerala she is the Founder and Managing Director of Minhaj Builders. Honored with the Global Women Inspirational Award in 2021, her journey began after completing her Class 10. Despite facing setbacks due to pneumonia during her pre-degree studies at Victoria College, she pursued a course in ITC Draughtsman civil engineering. Her professional path was initially marked by government service, where she served as a Work Superintendent in Kunnamkulam Municipality, Thrissur Corporation Office, and Overseer at CADA. While working in the government sector, she pursued a part-time Civil Engineering course from Maharajas Technological Institute, Thrissur. However, her ambition led her to venture into architectural and construction work, culminating in the establishment of Minhaj Builders.

Minhaj Builders, headquartered in Kunnumkulam with branch offices in Thrissur and Palakkad, has swiftly become a trusted name in the Architecture and Construction industry. With over 2500 plans and 550 projects completed, the firm has expanded into other verticals, including Minhaj Cements and Minhaj Collections.

Facing challenges due to her physical disability from polio since childhood, she persevered through societal skepticism. She overcame doubts from bank managers and prospects, asserting her confidence and determination to achieve her goals. Most of Minhaj Builders’ clientele comes through word-of-mouth publicity, reflecting the quality of their work.

She leads a dedicated team comprising company managers, site engineers, supervisors, 3D designers, and draughtsmen. Each member plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the business.

She draws inspiration from her own journey rather than having a specific role model. Apart from her business, she is passionate about motivational speaking, writing lyrics, and reading. Her regular day begins with domestic duties before immersing herself in work, ensuring each effort leaves her with a sense of satisfaction.

Looking ahead, Minhaj Builders aims to expand its reach across Kerala, diversify into rental services for construction equipment, and enhance its online presence through motivational videos. She also plans to engage more in women empowerment programs and publish her biography.

Her message to the youth emphasizes the importance of early income generation and financial independence, irrespective of gender. Awards and accolades, including the Global Women Inspirational Award 2021, recognize her remarkable achievements and contributions to society. Through interviews and public engagements, she continues to inspire others with her story of resilience and success.