Creating a mark in the disability world

Disability need not be a barrier to achieving things. There are many disabled people across the world, who are proving that!

From skydiving to climbing mountains, nothing is impossible for people with disabilities. All that it takes is will power and passion.

The Limca Book of Records for 2018 proves exactly that. People with disabilities, who have achieved incredible things, dominate the list for this year. They are from various parts of the India, and of different ages.

Meet two such people who show that disability need not come in the way of dreams.

30-year-old Raghurama Bhat, from Puttaparthi near Bengaluru, is quadriplegic and does not have any sensation below his neck. He was in an accident when he was 19 years old. Since then, he has been using a wheelchair. In March 2017, he skydived from 12,000 feet in Mysuru. Bhat, and his instructor Pavel, had a free fall of 5,000 feet and then came down in a parachute. Bhat says that it was one of the most exciting experiences in his life.

Bhat, who is also a radio jockey, had to undergo a year’s training before doing this skydive, which was a first-of-its-kind by a quadriplegic in India.

The second inspiring person is Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta. Dasgupta is 80% paralyzed and uses a wheelchair. He had brittle bone disease and has sustained 50 fractures. Dasgupta is a singer, composer, graphic designer, and motivational speaker. He has also received the Dishari award for the best child singer in West Bengal.

So what is stopping you from achieving things and following your heart?

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