Paralyzed waist down, Bandra man achieves swimming success at sea

  • | Sunday | 9th April, 2017

"I want to prove that it is possible for persons with disabilities and spinal cord injuri es to push themselves beyond their limits," he said, adding that he would apply for the Limca Book of World Records, Asian Book of Records and the Guinness World Records. Nearly six years ago, Bandra resident Mohammad Shams Aalam Shaikh 's life centred around karate. Swimming the butterfly helped me a lot and today I don't need a catheter to relieve myself. It was swimming that helped him overcome depression and improve his mobility. Till he was diagonsed with a tumour in his spine.Numerous surgeries later, his lower body was paralyzed.

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