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.