This Republic Day, Meet The Champions Who Are Featured On India’s First Amputee Calendar

The Logical Indian

January 25th, 2017

Amputee Calendar

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.



 

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