January 25th, 2017
Mission Smile Has brought out India’s first Amputee Calendar as a part of their project, #RisingAbove. The calendar is a celebration of the spirit and achievements of the specially-abled Indians from different walks of life. Photographer: Kumaran G
The 13 superheroes who are seen posing proudly with their prosthetics, include:
Kiran Kanojia – A left leg amputee, Kiran is India’s first blade runner. She is also an IT professional.
Sheryl Rebecca – A left leg amputee who is a student pursuing post-graduation in Bengaluru. She is also a budding model
Dhaval Khatri – Dhaval pursued his passion and now is a renowned painted even after losing both his arms.
Briju Mohan – A left arm amputee who is an IT professional, a Salsa dancer and the co-founder of One Step At A Time (OSAAT)
Antara Telang – A right leg amputee who is the Content Director at Laugh Guru
Vishwas KS – A double arm amputee swimmer who won 3 medals at Canadian 2016 Speedo Can-Am Para-swimming Championships
Vinod Rawat – Also a left leg amputee, Vinod is an actor, cyclist and he has his own biking club
Arle Ramchandra – A left hand amputee who is a basketball player competing in district level tournaments
Suyash Yadav – A double arm amputee is the only Indian Para Swimmer who has achieved the ‘A’ qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics.
Manasi Joshi – A left leg amputee Para Badminton player who ranks world no. 5 in singles and world no. 3 in mixed doubles
Mariyappan Thangavelu – The Paralympic High Jumper from Tamil Nadu who won a gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016.
T Samuel – A right arm amputee is the goal keeper in his school hockey team
Shalini Saraswathi – A quadruple amputee from Bengaluru, who participated in the TCS 10K run in 2016.