Gattipally Shivpal, who hails from Hyderabad, has turn into the first dwarf within the nation to obtain a driver’s license.
The 42-year-old man with a peak of about three toes has crushed all odds and has turn into the first to full his diploma as a handicapped in his district Karimnagar. Shivpal completed his diploma in 2004.
Speaking to ANI, Shivpal stated: “People used to tease me because of my height and today I am nominated for The Limca book of records and many others. Many short people are contacting me for driving training.”
The extremely bold man stated that he has determined to begin a driving faculty subsequent year for bodily handicapped individuals.
Shivpal presently works at a personal agency right here and says that he got here to Hyderabad in 2000. “I am the eldest sibling and the only dwarf in the family,” he added.
Narrating his struggles with discovering a job to maintain himself within the metropolis, Shivpal stated that he featured in a film and a each day cleaning soap initially however couldn’t maintain within the trade for lengthy.
“People were not ready to offer me a job as I was handicapped. Through a friend, I got a job in a private company and now I have been working here for the past 20 years,” he stated.
“To commute, whenever I booked cabs, they used to cancel the ride. When I used to go out with my wife, people passed bad comments. That’s when I decided to own a car and ride it,” he added.
Enthusiastic to be taught to drive, Shivpal surfed the web and located a video uploaded by a person within the US. It defined to him the modifications required in a automotive to elevate the seat and different gear up to his peak.
After getting a automotive modified, Shivpal learnt automotive driving from a good friend. However, his struggles didn’t finish right here, as getting a license posed one other problem because the transport division had sure tips for peak.
Shivpal stated that after interesting to the authorities, he obtained a learner’s license for 3 months after which obtained a driver license after giving a correct driving check with an official sitting beside him.
“Everybody has some fault in them, but finding your hidden talents and achieving them is what matters,” he remarked.