Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Goa 02 April 2024: Bharat Prerna Awardee, Tinkesh Kaushik from Carmona, Salcete lost both his lower limbs below the knee and his left upper limb above the shoulder in an electrocution accident when he was 9 years old. He started running marathons using the Jaipur foot. His passion for fitness grew and so did his list of feats. With sponsorship he was able to get advanced prosthetics and went on to win many awards and set several records.

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In 2018 he set a record as the First Triple Amputee to Bungy Jump at Nepal for which he received a mention in the Limca Book of records.

In 2021 he was the First Triple Amputee to scuba dive in open waters at Puducherry.

In 2022 he won the FITTR transformation challenge and was one of five winners from a total of 24000 participants.

In 2022 he also did the 60 kms Goa Liberation Day ride with Xasti Riders, where RAdm Philipose Pynumootil FOGA pinned his Wings of Gold on Tinkesh.

In 2024 Jan, at The International Purple Fest in Goa, he won the Award for Changing Narratives from Enable India Foundation.

With several awards in his kitty, in 2024 he started his Not for Profit called the Tinkesh Ability Foundation in Goa which aims to provide mental health support, prosthetics, and inclusive fitness to People with Disabilities.

To help create awareness and raise funds for the mental health initiative, Tinkesh decided to attempt a new record. This is by far the toughest and most dangerous feat he has attempted to date. Where many non-disabled individuals fear to tread, he has decided to pay his respects to the Great Mount Everest in May 2024 by trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Speaking about the approaching trek, Tinkesh said – By attempting this feat I wish to bring to the notice of the world that people with disabilities are also humans with aspirations and dreams. We are warriors but like all humans we need help from our communities to thrive. Mental health is a very big issue among the world population today, but for PwDs it is double fold. I want them to have access to the help they need to become productive citizens. I aim to raise enough funds to provide support to amputees, their care-givers and families to overcome their limitations and get integrated back into the mainstream by trekking to EBC.

Tinkesh is a Certified Fitness & Nutrition Consultant & Yoga Teacher. He is a body builder and is training hard for this approaching feat. On successfully completing it, Tinkesh will be the First Triple Amputee to trek to Everest Base Camp, thus setting a world record. We wish him luck on his journey and success for his cause.

AWARDS & FELICITATIONS:

1. Bharat Prerna Award: April, 2018

2. The DNA Winners in Life, Achievers Award: February, 2019

3. Award for Vocational Excellence: April, 2019

4. The Limca Book of Records: December 2019

5. CavinKare Ability Mastery Award: February 2020

6. Tedx Speaker: September 2022

7. Rubaru Mr. India Brand Ambassador: October 2022

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