Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha

Full Name: Arunima Sinha
Birth Date:
July 20, 1988
Birth Place:
Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Education:
Not Known
Occupation:
Mountaineer, Volleyball Player
Spouse (s):
Not Known
Religion:
Hinduism
Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Arunima Sinha is a first female amputee to climb Mount Everest who previously known as a volleyball player. She widely draws the media attention when faced a train accident and losing her a leg. Following the accident, Arunima developed a passion in her to climb the highest peak of the world and later started taking training toward fulfilling her dream. She is considered as a symbol of motivation in the India who won the Mount Everest without having a leg.

Arunima Sinha Early Life:

Arunima Sinha was born on July 20, 1988, in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. She lost her father at three old. She was passionate about sporting from early childhood. Being passionate about the sport, she became a national volleyball player. But an accident dramatically changed her life.

Train Accident:

On April 12, 2011, she boarded at Padmavati Express train at Lucknow for Delhi where a group robbers wanting to snatch her gold chain but she protested against the robbery. But the robbers pushed out her from the train, tragedy began in her life. When she was fell on the railway track another train on a parallel track crushed her left leg.

She was fallen on the train track whole night, and more than 49 trains going on her leg but she was unable to save herself. In the morning, villagers took her into the hospital with serious injury and doctor amputated her leg below the knee to save her life. Following the accident, she was offered compensation of US 3,100 by the Indian Sports Ministry and the organizer ensured her better treatment.

Arunima Sinha Career:

There are some negative news published about her accident and she mentally decided to do better something. She determined to won the Mount Everest except volleyball career. By listening to her plans, doctors and other people started to talk that has a problem in her mind. But she was truly determined and wanted the dream turned into reality.

Being inspired by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, she went to the first Indian female Mount Everest winner Bachendri Pal instead going home when releasing from the hospital. Bachendri Pal inspired her very much and advice to take action regarding won the Mount Everest. Then she started taking training under the instruction of Bachendri Pal. At 10:55 am on 21 May 2013, Arunima Sinha finally reached the summit of Mount Everest as part of the Tata Group sponsored. She already won six highest peaks of six continents such as Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Kosciuszko in Australia, Elbrus in Europe, Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia as part of her aim to win seven summits of seven continents.

In 2015, Sinha was awarded Padma Shri award the fourth highest civilian award of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched her book ‘Born again on the mountain’ in December 2014.

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