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 demeanour and true grit. Despite 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. Throughout his life, people helped him in his endeavour. 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’s 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 enthusiasts is the icing on the cake. Be careful of eating cakes, its got sugar and super calories.
Personal with Nishant Malhotra Founder The middle Road