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15 Differently-Abled People Who Emerged As Achievers Defying All The Odds That Life Threw At Them
 
1. Despite suffering from Scoliosis, Ira Singhal became the first physically challenged woman to top IAS exam in General category.

1. Despite suffering from Scoliosis, Ira Singhal became the first physically challenged woman to top IAS exam in General category.

2. Girish Sharma lost one of his legs in a train accident, and went on to win gold medal at Asian Paralympics Cup.

2. Girish Sharma lost one of his legs in a train accident, and went on to win gold medal at Asian Paralympics Cup.

3. Sai Prasad Vishwanathan lost sensations in the lower part of his body in childhood, but became India

3. Sai Prasad Vishwanathan lost sensations in the lower part of his body in childhood, but became India's first different-abled skydiver.

4. Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla suffered paralysis when she was a child, but she went on to win over 400 medals in various athletic events.

4. Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla suffered paralysis when she was a child, but she went on to win over 400 medals in various athletic events.

5. Arunima Sinha lost her leg to a train accident, but became the first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest

5. Arunima Sinha lost her leg to a train accident, but became the first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest

6. Deepa Malik is the first Indian female athlete to win a medal in Paralympic Games.

6. Deepa Malik is the first Indian female athlete to win a medal in Paralympic Games.

7. Bharat Kumar was born with just one hand, and went on to win over 50 medals in para-swimming contest.

7. Bharat Kumar was born with just one hand, and went on to win over 50 medals in para-swimming contest.

8. With both his legs paralysed, Kamlesh Patel became a dancer who has won millions of hearts worldover.

8. With both his legs paralysed, Kamlesh Patel became a dancer who has won millions of hearts worldover.

9. An army veteran, and an amputee, Major DP Singh is also India

9. An army veteran, and an amputee, Major DP Singh is also India's first blade runner.

10. Subhreet Kaur Ghumman is a one-legged dancer who has been a part of many talent shows in India

10. Subhreet Kaur Ghumman is a one-legged dancer who has been a part of many talent shows in India

11. Permanently disabled at the age of 5, Mariyappan Thangavelu became India

11. Permanently disabled at the age of 5, Mariyappan Thangavelu became India's first ever gold medallist in Paralympics high jump.

12. After losing his eyesight at the age of 6, Ankur Dhama became India

12. After losing his eyesight at the age of 6, Ankur Dhama became India's first blind athlete to participate in Paralympics in 30 years.

13. Confined to a wheelchair for years, Rajendra Singh Rahelu won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

13. Confined to a wheelchair for years, Rajendra Singh Rahelu won a silver medal in Powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

14. A grenade left Malvika Iyer crippled but she completed her PhD and became an international motivational speaker.

14. A grenade left Malvika Iyer crippled but she completed her PhD and became an international motivational speaker.

15. Sudha Chandran lost her leg in an accident at 16. Today she is an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer.

15. Sudha Chandran lost her leg in an accident at 16. Today she is an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer.

 
 
 
 
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