A star is born

September 2017

By Jamuna Rangachari

Aptly called the mini Stephen Hawkins of India, Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati overcame a debilitating condition to break many records in creativity and scientific innovation, says Jamuna Rangachari

Hridyeshwar, or Hearty, with his self-created circular chess boards, which have won him awards and recognition

Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati, 15, from Jaipur is wheelchair-bound as he suffers from duchenne muscular dystrophy, a motor neuron disease. Despite this, he believes that the only disability one can suffer from is a low self- esteem. Hearty, as his loved ones rightly call him owing to his high spirited personality, doesn’t want his parents to feel sad about his condition. He knows that all they want is his happiness and so he works hard for it. Having successfully transformed his life with his positive attitude, Hearty confirms, “Miracles are not found up in the heavens but within us. Those who cannot walk can fly with their attitude.”

 Innovator and inventor

Hearty's indomitable spirit is a lesson in living a purposeful life despite all odds

Hearty loves to create things, and has designed a low cost wheelchair and modified car with a ramp, for the disabled. Recounting the farewell ceremony of cricket maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, he says, “I noticed that his mother and coach were not brought to the stadium in proper power wheelchair accessible vehicles. It was surprising and sad to see that even rich and successful people suffer due to a lack of accessibility.”  Hearty strongly believes that the problem of accessibility to such gadgets in India can only be solved by innovating. “You can either suffer or innovate,” he says, adding that he has opted for the latter and aspires to help millions across the nation with his innovations. So much so that he wants to gift two power wheel chair accessible vehicles to Sachin Tendulkar, one for his mother and another for his coach.

Hearty cannot play outdoors and so he plays indoor games. Once, when  nine year old Hearty was playing chess with his father, his friends from the building came over. He wanted them to join the game but realised that chess could
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