10 especially abled people from India who are an inspiration
‘Disability is a state of mind’ truly said and many have surely proved it. There are some people who are not swayed by the mere idea of ‘disabled’. One cannot imagine the agony of a person who cannot actually use their entire body or cannot do things that are regular for others. The pain to live everyday with more struggle than others is surely a brave thing. There are people who constantly look down of these people and surely that must be tormenting. But god blesses everyone with one special ability. And these 10 Indians have proved that they are above their challenges and are truly inspiring for everyone.
The iconic classical dancer and Indian actress is one the most inspiring lady. She met with an accident when she was 16. Doctors missed a wound in her ankle and plastered it, which later turned into infections with no other option but to amputate her leg. She overcame her disability by getting a prosthetic ‘Jaipur Foot’ and become one of the most popular classical dancers in India. Acclaiming an international fame, she made her presence known in Indian television and film industry. She has been awarded many awards for her talent. She truly is an inspiration to everyone.
Born visually impaired, Ravindra Jain started singing at a very young age and proved that he had passion on another level. He joined the music industry at a very young age and became one of the most notable music directors of his time. One incident that shows his passion was when he was in a recording session and his father passed away but he did not leave the music room until the recording was finalized. He sang many Bollywood, television and devotional songs. His music for Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana became iconic.
A well-known badminton champion he is a true inspiration. He lost his leg when he was a kid in a train accident. But this did not stop him from becoming a badminton champion. He has just one leg and it is strong enough to cover him across the court. His perseverance to become an athletic was so firm, that he managed to make a name for himself in the field of badminton.
Ramakrishnan is currently the CEO of SS Music Television Channel. He was affected by polio in both his legs when he was two and half years old. He faced extreme discrimination by not going to denied admission to regular school and didn’t get job opportunities because of his disability. He worked as a journalist for 40 years he became the CEO of SS Music Television Channel. He is also a musician and showed his talent at various platforms. He also runs a charitable trust called Krupa to help especially abled people.
Paralyzed below her neck, Preeti Srinivasan was the captain of the under-19 Tamil Nadu women’s cricket team. After an unfortunate swimming accident that left her paralyzed below the neck, she is being an inspiration to others through her organization ‘Soulfree’ and have provided women with severe disabilities with hope and assist them in fulfilling their potential.
Sai Prasad Vishwanathan:
Losing sensations in the lower half of his body when he was a kid, Vishwanathan did not let his disability rule his life, He became India’s first skydiver and has his name registered on the Limca Book of Records for being the first Indian with disability to skydive from 14000 feet. He also co-founded Sahasra and is currently working as a risk consultant at Deloitte U.S in India.
She lost her leg when she was pushed out of a moving train by some robbers. Having her life take an unpredictable turn, she became the first women amputee to climb the Mount Everest. She denied to be looked down as a handicapped woman and with her strong determination proved that will is far more important than a body. She made history by her determination and fighting spirit.
Dr. Suresh Advani started the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in India. He got polio at the young age of eight and has been wheel-chair bound since then. Having faced many disabilities, he still pursued his dreams, never giving up. His contributions in the field of Oncology have been recognized with many awards including the Padma Shri in 2002 and Padma Bhushan in 2012. He is the first oncologist in India to do a successful bone-marrow transplant.
Dhand lost her hearing at the age of 12 and is suffering from brittle bone disease. But the disability did not stop her from pursuing her passion in painting. She even won a national award for the same. She is an art teacher and is also an active social worker and donated to various organizations working with children with other disability.
Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla:
The international para-athlete from Bangalore was paralyzed completely at the age of one. Her below the waist body is weak compared to her upper body strength. She played multiple sports and participated in many college game activities challenging her disability and won multiple awards. She won a Gold Medal in 200m, short put and Javelin throw at the 1989 World Masters Games in Denmark. She has over 300 medals around her neck and is a proud recipient of Arjuna and the Padma Shri Awards.