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Here are some of the many specially-abled individuals who are an inspiration to people across the globe!

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” –Muhammad Ali Holding true to the quote, some of these people, in spite of their disabilities have gone against all odds and have come out stronger. Here’s giving you some much-needed motivation from the life stories of these specially-abled people!

Sudha Chandran 

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Famous Indian actress and classical dancer, Sudha had an amputation of her leg at 16, after her accident when the doctors missed a wound and it got infected. She didn’t let that hold her back and opted to go with the prosthetics “Jaipur Foot”. She went on to become an acclaimed Bharatnatyam dancer and a popular Indian actress. 

Preethi Srinivasan

Never back down: How Preethi Srinivasan did not let her disability hold her back

She was the captain of the under-19 Tamil Nadu women’s cricket team. After a swimming accident, she became paralyzed below the neck but didn’t lose hope and doesn’t let anybody else lose hope as well. With her organization “soulfree” she inspires other women with disabilities to reach their potential. 

Girish Sharma

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Girish lost one of his legs in a train accident in childhood but nothing could hold him back from pursuing his passion. He became the champion of Badminton and is truly an inspiration for many other young and aspiring individuals. 

Arunima Sinha 

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Anurima lost her legs in a terrible struggle with robbers who pushed her out of the train. After two years of this horrifying incident, she became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest. She defines true determination towards one’s goals!  

Rajendra Singh Rahelu 

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Polio struck Rajendra as an 8-month-old child and since then he couldn’t walk. Despite all odds and with a lot of motivation, he created history by winning a sliver-medal in powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. 

Sudha Dhand 

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Even after losing her hearing and suffering from brittle bone disease, this incredible woman didn’t let anything stop her. She is a painter and a photographer and has won many awards for her work including a National Award. At 57 she is teaching and inspiring the young generation in her home now. 

Ravindra Jain 

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The Late Ravindra Jain was born visually impaired, Ravindra didn’t let his blindness affect his passion for music. He became one of the most noteworthy music directors in the 1970s. He has many super-hit Hindi film songs under his name along with his private albums. 

Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla 

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Malathi became paralyzed from the neck down at the tender age of just one. Her upper body gained some strength after two years of shock-therapy. But no adversity could stop her. She was interested in sports from the start and didn’t let her disability get the best of her. She has won over 300 medals and is a proud recipient of the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri too. 

Bharat Kumar 

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Born with just his right hand, Bharat didn’t let his disability win. He is the proud recipient of 50-medals that he has won in the para-swimming contests giving India several reasons to be proud of his achievements. 

Dr. Suresh Advani 

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Polio struck Dr. Suresh when he was just 8 years old and from then on he is ridden into a wheelchair. His disability caused problems for him and he decided that he would let others also go through theirs. He is a Padma Shri awardee notable oncologist who started Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in India and is the 1st oncologist in India to successfully do a bone-marrow transplant. Dr. Suresh is the recipient of several awards including the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

H. Ramakrishnan 

Meet the man who beat his disability and became the recipient of Tamil Nadu's highest award

Polio affected both of H. Ramakrishnan‘s legs at the age of two and a half years old. He struggled a lot but it didn’t let him down. He is a successful journalist with 40 years of experience and is a proud CEO of SS Music Television Channel. He has performed music as well at various places and runs a charitable trust, Krupa for the specially-abled.

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