Arunima Sinha was born on 20 July 1988 in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. She is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest. She was also the national level volleyball player.
Arunima Sinha lost her leg when some robbers pushed her out of a speeding train in April 2011.While receiving treatment at AIIMS, she thought of climbing Mount Everest. She excelled in the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttar Kashi.
Her sheer determination and encouragement from family members made her first women or Indian amputee to climb the world tallest peak in the world. With enthusiasm and persistence, she went on to climb world’s highest peak :
1. Kilimanjaro in Africa
2. Elbrus in Europe
3. Kosciuszko, Australia
4. Aconcagua in Argentina
5. Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya), Indonesia.
Arunima wrote the book "Born again on the mountain” and it was launched by Prime minister of India Narendra Modi in December 2014.
In 2015, she was awarded with the fourth highest civilian award of India, Padma Shri.
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