About MP Anil Kumar

MP Anil Kumar A distinguished former MIG – 21 pilot of the Indian Air Force, MP Anil Kumar or affectionately known as MP, was left paralyzed below the neck at the age of 24 as a result of a motor accident on road. For the past 19 years he has lived in The military’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune was his home for the rest of his life and has become an inspiration to many in the manner in which he has  had picked up the threads of his life.

Mercilessly left at the crossroads with severely limited motor faculties and a productive youth cruelly snatched away without a warning, MP Anil Kumar’s real  battles were fought in the dark corners of his mind, as he clawed his way back up, victorious , with sheer tenacity and a willingness to never give up without a fight. His inspirational article on his disability is now a chapter in the school textbooks in Maharashtra and Kerala.

Today he uses He used a keyboard, operated with a stylus  held  between his lips. He is A gifted writer and a never -ending source of inspiration to every single soul that connects with him, MP passed away on 20 May 2014, after a brief battle with with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, at the MH (Military Hospital), Kirkee.


11 thoughts on “About MP Anil Kumar

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  2. Hi Anil,
    Hats off to your courage and determination.No wonder NDA is a cradle for Leadership and maker of real men.It was as close to a Deja vu as can be for me.I am Ex.NDA 50th and Ex.119(F/P) .I had to be released from the IAF on medical grounds in 1977 after struggling with an acute form of
    Guillian Barre Syndrome.I was completely paralysed,had trouble breathing and could not walk or stand for about 3 months.The efforts of the doctors at the Command Hospital,Pune and the hospital in Secunderabad as also the doctor who transferred me from EFS,Bidar all paid off.
    I changed to a new profession-chef.I am at the moment in Sydney,Australia.My email:anant_garde@yahoo.com.Please get in touch so we can share our similar experiences.

  3. Dear Anil sir,
    We,first batch of eight std. students of ghs neduva parappanangadi appreciate your will power,&determination.our friend malu is paralused below herwaist.you’ll be an inspiration to many like her&hundreds of others

  4. I’ve been forwarded your excellent article ‘Indian Army: Unprotected on the front – M.P. Anil Kumar’ by one of my ex-Indian Servicemen friends. I was very moved to read it and have forwarded it to my email recipients. Thank you for your inspiration.

  5. Hai sir,
    I am from kottayam district. I am studying in std 8 . I studied about you in my english text.There is a chapter named ‘ A Shattered Dream’ the chapter is telling about you . I appreciate you for your will power .

  6. hai sir it is a great inspiration to read you in shattered dreams. the shattered dreams changed as a powerful dream through ur effort. any way thank u sir for inspiring me…

  7. beloved anil kumar sir ,i am hearing about you now a days ,i am studing in 8th std in dubai and in my english text there is a chapter named ‘shattered dreams’ the whole chapter is telling about you sir,and i got a project upon you , i had already completed the project ,and i got your photos too,i am from kerela ,alleppy,may you become a model to everyone ,i am just 12 years old ,i can say only this much words

  8. ബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ട അനില്‍ കുമാര്‍ സാര്‍,
    അങ്ങയെക്കുറിച്ച് മുന്‍പൊരിക്കല്‍ ‘മനോരമ’യില്‍ വായിച്ചിരുന്നു.ഇന്ന് അങ്ങയെ കണ്ടെത്തിയത് ഇന്റര്‍നെറ്റിലാണ്.അങ്ങയെക്കുറിച്ച് ,എട്ടാം ക്ലാസ്സിലെ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് പാഠപുസ്തകത്തില്‍ പഠിപ്പിക്കാനുണ്ടെന്നും വിവരങ്ങള്‍ കണ്ടെത്തിക്കൊടുക്കണമെന്ന് ഭാര്യ ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടിരുന്നു.
    അങ്ങയെക്കുറിച്ച് കൂടുതല്‍ അറിയാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞതില്‍ സന്തോഷം.അങ്ങയെ അടയാളപ്പടുത്തിയ
    “…..real battles was fought in the dark corners of the mind ” ഇതായിരിക്കട്ടെ അങ്ങയെ പഠിക്കുന്ന കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങള്‍ നേടേണ്ടത്.
    മലയാളത്തില്‍ കുറിച്ചത് അങ്ങയെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടിക്കില്ലെന്ന് കരുതുന്നു.
    രമേശന്‍ പുന്നത്തിരിയന്‍

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