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Grit: The Major Story

Sriram Jagannathan (Author) Major DP Singh (Author) V R Ferose (Author)

INDIA'S FIRST BLADE RUNNER. Acclaimed. Admired. Applauded. But behind Major Devender Pal Singh's success and fame is an extraordinary tale of years of struggle and self-doubt, overcome by incredible courage and singular determination to serve the country against all odds. Grit: The Major Story is the true account of a man who rose from humble beginnings to become a hero. Faced with the tragic loss of a limb while serving on the frontlines during the Kargil War, Major Singh's indomitable spirit came to the fore. With the support of his family, friends and dedicated healthcare professionals, and aided by the training he received in the army, he set a fresh course for his life. Today, Major Singh is a well-known athlete and motivational speaker, inspiring thousands of people to believe in their innate strength and resilience. Vividly portrayed in graphic form, his story will spur every reader to face life's challenges with spirit and goodwill. 

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About the authors

Sriram Jagannathan

Sriram Jagannathan is a writer, illustrator and designer from Chennai. His experience in design spans multiple spheres – from fashion and textile design to web-based courseware animation, branding and sportswear and, more recently, graphic novels. The thread that connects them is creativity and storytelling, his first love. He is also a firm believer in the power of art and design to transform the way we experience the world. An avid traveller, he is always on the lookout for the interesting and the inspirational. He is also a black belt in karate and enjoys playing the flute. His first graphic novel, Mai, was published by Notion Press in 2018. This is his second book. (Email: [email protected]; Instagram: sriramjag)


Major DP Singh

The protagonist of the book, Major DP Singh is a Kargil War veteran with a disability rating of 100 per cent. An amputee marathoner, he is known as 'India's first Blade Runner'. In March 2019, he wrote another chapter in his life story by becoming the 'First Indian solo skydiver with a disability'. He is a four-time record holder with the Limca Book of Records, and won the coveted 'People of the Year' award in 2016. In 2018, Major Singh was conferred the National Award by the Government of India for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. In 2019, he received the prestigious CavinKare Ability Award in the 'Mastery' category among persons with disabilities. Major Singh runs a non-profit organization, The Challenging Ones (TCO), through which he helps amputees inculcate a positive attitude through sports. An occasional author, a poet and a single parent, Major Singh is a freelance motivational speaker and lives in Gurugram, India. (Website: www.majordpsingh.com; Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @MajDPSingh)

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V R Ferose

VR Ferose is a software executive based in Silicon Valley. He is an author, columnist and an inclusion evangelist. He is the founder of the India Inclusion Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to bring the topic of inclusion to the forefront in India. He is the Chairperson of Specialisterne USA, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a million jobs for neurodiverse people. Ferose was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He featured in ‘India’s 40 under 40’ list in 2014. He was recognized with the AUCD award by US Senator Tom Harkin for his path-breaking initiative ‘Autism at Work’ at SAP. He has co-authored the bestselling, Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities, published in 2014. He writes regularly for Forbes, the New Indian Express and Mint. He lives in Cupertino with his wife, Deepali, and son, Vivaan. (Website: http://www.ferosevr.com; Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @VRFerose)

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Title Grit: The Major Story
Format Softcover
Date published: 27.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Hachette India
Language: English
isbn 9789388322768
length 176p.