Arunima Sinha, who was born on July 20, 1989, in Ambedkar Nagar near Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; became a household figure after climbing Mount Everest years later. She is also a seven-time Indian volleyball player and the world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
Sinha’s experience inspired numerous women who aspired to achieve great heights. Sinha, the daughter of an Indian Army officer, believed her life had transformed; when she got closer to her dream of joining the paramilitary forces. Life, on the other hand, had something else planned for her.
Sinha’s Fatal Accident
Sinha boarded the Padmavati Express train from Lucknow on April 12, 2011; to travel to Delhi for her Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) examination. Robbers shoved Sinha out of a train’s general coach, attempting to steal her luggage and gold chain. Sinha’s leg was crushed below the knee by another train in a matter of seconds; and she was transported to the hospital.
Sinha’s leg had to be amputated to preserve her life, and she was given medical assistance; as well as a recommendation for a post in the CISF. Sinha decided to climb Mount Everest while seeking treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Motivation Behind Her Efforts
To provide an equal opportunity to everybody. To allow them to develop. Above and beyond the Paralympics is the power to break through and destroy all stereotyped human civilization-imposed constraints. Sport for those with special needs. Sinha seizes the opportunity to make history by going against the trend.
Singh was motivated by cricketer Yurvraj Singh’s cancer fight to “do something” with her life while she was recovering. Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest; encouraged her after she completed basic mountaineering training at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi. Sinha, unfazed by life’s setbacks, went on to climb Mount Everest with a prosthetic leg.