India Rising & Shining

True Grit: Tinkesh and Fitness

Recently uploaded a video of my interview with Tinkesh on Twitter. I met Tinkesh at a gym in Pune and got impressed by his calm demeanor and true grit. In spite of adversity, he followed his childhood dream to become a fitness trainer through sheer determination. Tinkesh was electrocuted when he was a kid and lost both his legs and one arm. Over the course of his life, people helped him in his endeavor. A nonprofit, Aditya Mehta Foundation, sponsored his prosthesis for both limbs and Tinkesh successfully ran 10K and 5K long distance runs with Maj D. P. Singh “the Blade Runner” from India. Tinkesh follows a strict diet and strength training regime to keep fit. I spoke with him at my house in Pune, India.

 

Tinkesh life story is motivational and worthy to be detailed here. Though he is physically challenged, he still does 25 one-arm push-ups to keep fit. But a smile on his face with a childlike exuberance to help and coach wannabe fitness enthusiast is icing on the cake. Be careful of eating cakes, its got sugar and super calories.