Arunima Sinha Biography
Arunima Sinha is India’s and the world’s first female amputee to climb the Mount Everest. She is a former national level volleyball and football player. She was born in the year 1988.
In April 2011, while traveling in the Padmavati Express train to give an examination to join the CISF, Arunima Sinha was pushed out of a running train by thieves when she resisting them as they wanted to snatch her bag and Gold chain. She fell on the railway track and another train coming on the parallel track crushed her leg below the knee.
She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the doctors had to amputate her leg to save her life. She was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi for further treatment and spent four months at the Institute.
The Indian Sports Ministry offered a compensation of Rs.25,000. Consequently, a national outrage triggered and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken gave an additional two lakh rupees compensation as medical relief, with a job recommendation in CISF. She was also offered a job from the Indian Railways.
The police inquiry threw her story of the accident into doubt. As per the police, she either tried to commit suicide or while crossing the railway tracks she had met with an accident. However, Arunima Sinha claimed that the police were not telling the truth.
On 21st May 2013, Arunima Sinha accomplished to reach the summit of Mount Everest at 10:55 am. She was a part of the Tata Group-sponsored Eco Everest Expedition and was trained by Bachendri Pal, who was the first woman from India to climb the Mount Everest.
Her training took place at the Uttarkashi camp of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) 2012. Her inspiration the cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recently fought a successfully battle against cancer; he inspired her “to do something” with her life.