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Real-life heroine Arunima Sinha: Thrown from a running train, lost her leg, conquers Mt. Everest

New Delhi, May 21: Former national level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who had lost a leg after being thrown off a moving train, today created history by becoming the first amputee to scale Mount Everest.Sinha,

PTI [ Updated: May 21, 2013 22:33 IST ]


Sinha said her elder brother, Omprakash Sinha, a former CRPF jawan, encouraged her when she disclosed her willingness to climb the world's highest peak, after getting an artificial limb.




"Following the discussion, I had a talk with Bachendri Madam [Bachendri Pal, the chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), the first woman to conquer the Mt Everest] over phone, who promised to train me," Sinha, who did her basic mountaineering course with A grade from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, said.

Sinha said she had decided to get her life back right in the hospital when she was recovering.

"At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised I had to do something in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity," she said.

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