Sai Prasad Vishwanathan, India’s first disabled skydiver will add another feather to his cap when he goes to Antarctica in 2013.
Sai will become the first Indian with a disability to travel to the icy continent. In his twenties, Sai said he had an extra growth in his spinal cord and a surgery to remove it left him disabled.
His life changed when he spotted a skydiving advertisement on the university campus, and went for it. He is now in the Limca Book of Records as the first Indian with a disability to skydive from a height of 14,000 feet.
“I was selected from across the world, as one of the 30 Antarctic Youth Ambassadors in 2012, and will become the first Indian with a disability to travel to Antarctica in February 2013,” he said.IANS