Inspiring: Lost both arms at the age of 7, yet he drives, swims...

Indore, Dec 22 (Bhaskar News) : Vikram Agnihotri’s demand for driving licence has left Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials bewildered as the man drives car with all precision, but not with his hands.

Vikram lost his arms in an accident when he was just seven-year-old. But this didn’t stop him in fulfilling his dreams and today he can drive car easily, even on the busiest of roads.

But traffic rules are now acting as a hindrance as there is no law to provide driving license to physically disabled person.

According to Madhya Pradesh transport minister Bhupendra Singh, government will consider giving a license to Vikram after conducting a special driving test for him.

Vikram did his schooling in Germany after which he completed his graduation and post-graduation from Indore. Now he is pursuing LLB.

According to reports he cleared exams of IIM-Ahmedabad twice, but couldn’t get admission because of his physical disability.

In many countries, physically disabled persons are allowed to drive but there is no such provision in India.

In such countries, people get the car modified for this but Vikram can drive without any modifications.

Vikram can swim, can type with his legs, does shaving and operates Smartphone from his nose.



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  • Jaipal Singh, Patna

    Tue, Aug 11 2015

    Sir, i am handicapped with right(having no right hand), i went to DTO Office asking for Driving License for Car(Automatic Transmission) under Invalid Carriage but he denied to give any license.I have also applied for RTI asking for the procedure for Drving license in my case but not replied, today i have also applied for first appeal.I will be very frateful if any one can guide me what to do next to get my drving license, i am working in SBI & for license for me will reduce my daily communting issues.Please feel free to contact me on my mobile 9470032026 for any such guidance.

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  • Adel Almulhem, Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Jun 24 2015

    Brother you are an inspiration to all those peoples who are physically challenged,
    In case if you don't know me we were we were in HGHS at peddar road, in class 4,
    You were with your brother Vivek.
    Please do contact me on my Email and from there we can continue,
    I am so happy that I have met you my friend after almost 30 years.
    Love you brother.
    Keep in touch.

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  • razia hiday, yeyyadi

    Tue, Dec 30 2014

    Amazing and very very inspiring for all the people who disgrade themselves by thinking we r unable to achieve anything in life even after getting facilities...Anything can be achieved by the positive thinking ,dedication and hard work... may everybody get success in whatever they wish and set an example to the society..

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Tue, Dec 23 2014

    Mr Vikram is an inspiration to the able-bodied and to persons with disabilities.

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  • JSaheb,

    Tue, Dec 23 2014

    Vikram bhai well done. God bless you. keep moving

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  • D'Souza Family, USA

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    Vikram, we are so blessed to have you as a role model for so many people who are differently abled. We are hoping that you will continue to pursue your dreams. Have you done any research on Robo Arms? You are so brilliant. Why not make use of the technology that improves the quality of your life. Wish you the very best and hope to read an about you in future..

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  • Riz, mum/dxb

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    Very Inspiring.

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  • H.Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    Vikram,you have indeed made my day today,you have over come & excelled in all tribulations,in spite of you being physically handicapped, you truly have inspired us all !!!!

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  • Be Positive, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    Yes we have reached Mars but the logistics and Infrastructure has hardly kept up to the times unlike other countries, Bureauc(rats) and Babu's have hijacked the system for siphoning !

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  • baba, bahrain

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    People like us, with no disabilities fail to achieve somethings in life. This person with no hands looks more happy than people with hands.

    Hats off Sir

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  • Stan, Udupi/ Dubai

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    When developed countries give licenses to physically handicapped why cant our country ?. Such positive minded persons are an inspiration to present younger generation people. Law can be amended any time to help the deserving people like him.

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  • Pradeep, Karkala

    Mon, Dec 22 2014

    Very inspiring…Hats off to you Sir!!!

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