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After losing a leg at 19, Anuj Dalvi stood back to design prosthetic legs for others with a similar fate

“I woke up to find tubes and needles tethered in me. I could vaguely make out the white walls around me, judging that I might be in a hospital. The effect of the tranquilizer had still not worn off when I did a reality check just to see my left leg missing”

This statement by Anuj Dalvi, a 23-year old engineer, came resoundingly hard on us. The impact of just the thought of losing your leg was so strong, we can’t even comprehend the pain Anuj might have felt first hand. A sensitive soul and ever soft-spoken he recalled the curve ball that fate had in store for him. On his way to surprise his grandmother on her birthday, he faced a road mishap and lost his right leg at the age of 19.


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