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India’s Arunima Sinha becomes world's first woman amputee to climb highest peak of Antarctica, PM Modi hails the achievement

The National Level Volleyball Player Was Pushed From A Running Train By Some Robbers In 2011 While She Was Resisting Them.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 04 Jan 2019, 10:05:09 AM
File photo of Arunima Sinha at summit of Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid on 15 July, 2016. (Photo tweeted by @sinha_arunima)

New Delhi:

Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to have conquered Mt Everest, created yet another record as she became world's first woman amputee to climb highest peak of Antarctica on Friday. Sinha took to Twitter to share the information. “The wait is over we are glad to share with you The World record World's 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India. Thanks to all for their blessings and pray. Jai Hind (sic),” Sinha wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first people to congratulate her. “Excellent! Congratulations to @sinha_arunima for scaling new heights of success. She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hardwork and perseverance. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours (sic),” the Prime Minister said.


Earlier, there were reports that the trials and tribulations of Sinha will soon be told on the big screen. Dar Motion Pictures will tell the life story of the 30-year- old, a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee. Besides scaling Mt Everest, she has climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia, showing that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

"After long deliberations, a decision to make a film on my life's journey has been taken and it is likely to be completed by next year," Arunima told PTI. According to Arunima, Kangana Ranaut has evinced interest in playing the main character and has also shown eagerness in directing the film. Earlier, Farhan Akhtar too had shown interest in making a film on the life of the mountaineer but things could not materialise. Arunima said the film will be made in Hindi and later it will be released worldwide with sub-titles. "The title of the film is not yet decided," she added.

(With agency inputs) 

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First Published : 04 Jan 2019, 09:54:10 AM