SUDHA CHANDRAN , A DANCER WITH AN ARTIFICIAL LEG !!!
_/\_ INSPIRING STORY _/\_
“I view the accident as a blessing” she said. She has been a ray of inspiration to not only the disabled but also the able. She is a real life heroine. She is none other than Sudha Chandran.
Sudha met with an accident when she was 17. She took initial medical treatments to her injuries but later doctors have discovered gangrene had formed in her leg. She had no choice but to go through amputation. Her parents were heartbroken, she was the only child. She had to hide her sadness before them and she would go to bathroom and cry. She says that it had been the toughest part of her life. Eventually she got a Jaipur foot fixed and became one of most highly acclaimed dancers of the Indian subcontinent!
In 1984 a Telugu film Mayuri was made which was based on her life and she played herself in it. She became a successful Bharatanatyam dancer and an Indian film and television actress. Her decision to dance again after a gap of two years was met by thunderous applause. She received invitations from all over the world for her performances. She was honoured with various awards after she performed as far away from home as Europe, Canada and the Middle East.
She says, “Don’t be a victim of stress and distress. Just go out in the world and strive what you want to become”
Her life itself is a message. Kudos to such a brave-heart!!