Triple Amputee Suraj Gaywal Lost Half Body To Tragic Accident, Still Won In Life – Became A proud Indian Bodybuilder & inspires Lakhs On Internet

Sports By Uma Nagar | 3 min read

Indian Bodybuilder Suraj Gaywal

Do your dreams keep you awake at night? As a day starts, we start hustling to make our dreams real, right? However, sometimes we feel stuck and lack motivation. What do you do to regain that motivation? You look for it in other people’s struggles and in case you are low on motivation today, we bring to you the story of an amputee who lost half of his body to a tragic accident but never gave up. Who is now an Indian bodybuilder whose courage and determination can leave an inspiring effect on you.

Meet Suraj Gaywal, a triple amputee bodybuilder who lost both legs and one arm in one life-changing tragic incident but his story of success proves that circumstances don’t matter when your zeal is strong.

Keep reading this story to get a boost of inspiration and motivation and get back to fulfilling your dreams before a tragedy changes your life.

A life-changing incident of Suraj Gaywal

Hailing from Pune, Suraj Gaywal is a name that oozes confidence and his story of determination and perseverance is one of the examples of real-life inspirational stories of success. This young boy had a different life and dreams but one incident changed his life drastically and left him disabled for his whole life.

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Around five years ago, Suraj was fixing a wire cable when he got an intense electric shock. The injuries he suffered were so severe that both his legs and one arm were burnt completely. After multiple surgeries and treatments, Suraj got an amputated leg and he became a different man who is now popular as the “proud amputee Suraj Gaywal”.

Suraj’s Journey of Becoming A Triple Amputee Indian Bodybuilder

Before his accident, he was an average college-going boy who also used to work part-time jobs to become financially stable and fulfill his basic needs. However, this one accident turned his life upside down. It was difficult for Suraj Gaywal to accept the tragedy that happened to him. In his interviews, he mentioned that after his surgeries and treatments, he was in a wheelchair and faced unmanageable difficulties in maintaining his health.

After becoming an amputee, his life felt like a burden to him but he accepted it gracefully and decided to turn his curse into a blessing. Maintaining his fitness in the long run became his priority and in time Suraj Gaywal gained an interest in bodybuilding and vowed to participate in bodybuilding competitions.

Suraj Gaywal started his journey to becoming an Indian bodybuilder with proper training and motivation. He started his fitness journey in 2021. Since then, he has become an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. After two months of training, he participated in a district-level competition and won a silver medal in the “Star Category” for individuals with disabilities.

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Unbreakable Support Suraj received in his successful story of bodybuilding

This journey wasn’t easy for Suraj Gaywal, but his family, doctors and trainers were the strong pillars of support for Suraj Gaywal. They feel proud of the success story of Suraj Gaywal. At the same time, they understood his struggles and difficulties too.

Suraj’s family gave him much-needed strength and doctors provided him with the best treatment. Doctors operated on Suraj with a below-knee amputation. The prosthetics they used were the best for doing the daily routine activities, including sports activities such as cycling and exercise needed for bodybuilding.

This treatment helped Suraj with the physical activities that prepared him for the challenging bodybuilding competitions of his journey.

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Becoming one more example of Real-life inspirational stories of success

Suraj’s successful story is underrated yet one of the most inspiring journeys. Today, he is a successful Indian bodybuilder, rising to the top as he moves forward in his life. After winning the district-level bodybuilding competitions, this Indian bodybuilder has also participated in competitions like Mr.India 2022, Sheru Classic 2022 and Mr. Universe 2022. All this he had done while doing night shifts for an international call center so that he could pay for his finances on his own.

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Today, this Indian bodybuilder is inspiring lakhs of youngsters on social media, with around 117k followers. He motivates our young generation to believe that no matter what the circumstances are, one must follow their passion and dreams.

We at Mad4india feel proud of him and wish him the best of luck for future goals. To know more about Suraj Gaywal, check out his Instagram and YouTube.

Five Disabled People Who Made History in Sports

Deepa MalikIndian National swimmer & first Indian woman to win a medal at paralympic
Sheetal DeviProud Indian Armless Archer who won 2 gold medals at Asian Para Games 2023
Girish SharmaIndian Badminton Player ranked top 2 in singles & doubles in Para-Badminton players
Devendra JhajhariaIndian Paralympic javelin thrower
Arunima SinhaThe first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any fitness trainers for disabled people?

Yes! Many special fitness trainers train disabled people and you can look for them on the Internet.

Are there any government schemes for disabled people?

There are many government schemes for disabled people, such as:

  1. Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase and Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) Scheme
  2. National Scholarship
  3. District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC)
  4. Allowances to the family with disabled children.

Can disabled people take government exams?

Yes! Disabled people can take government exams and there are certain reservations for them that they can benefit from.

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If this successful story of this triple amputee Indian bodybuilder boosted your confidence and courage, then do read about  Kiran Verma From Delhi Walks 21,000 Kilometers For Better Future For All, Where No One Dies Due To Lack Of Blood

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