Amputee from Kerala conquers Africa’s highest mountain
Aluva: Neeraj George may have lost a leg but his disability did not hold him back from scaling greater heights. The youngster along with his friends conquered the highest mountain on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Neeraj George, native of Aluva in Ernakulam district, scaled the mountain with Chandini Alex, Akhila, Shyam Gopakumar, Alex, Sijo and Paul. Several other assistants were also included in the expedition team.
Neeraj George is son of Professor. C.M. Baby and Prof. Shaila Pappu. After losing his left leg to cancer at the age of eight, Neeraj chose to live a life the way he wants and was determined to overcome every stumbling block ahead of him.
Neeraj had been able to prove his strength in badminton. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Para Open Badminton Tournament. In 2015 he participated in the Para Badminton World Championship in Germany. His other personal hobbies are scuba diving, trekking, hiking and rock climbing.
Neeraj holds a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and is an assistant at the Advocate General's Office in Kochi. Friends and locals are eagerly waiting for Neeraj to offer a warm welcome. he will reach Nedumbassery on Monday morning.