Girisha was attempting to fix an electric plug but was instantly electrocuted. He lost sensation in both the hands, and it further resulted in the loss of hand function. The doctors had to amputate his right hand, and Girisha had to stay away from school for almost eight months.
Within a few weeks of amputation of his right hand, Girisha had to undergo nine reconstructive surgeries on his left hand to bring the bones and nerves back into the regular functioning and help them recuperate. But by the time he appeared for his Class 11 exams, he was able to write with his left hand.
In 2010, he took up a job with Railways, with an aim to crack the Civil Services. He succeeded in the second attempt and became an officer in the Andhra Pradesh cadre of the Indian Administrative Service.
Our dreams begin to end the day we surrender ourselves to fate, become faint-hearted and lose hope. PS Girisha’s story offers an unblinking view of his commitment and determination, which certainly helped him transcend his disability
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