Bangalore: Mahantesh GK reaches out to several visually impaired persons like him. The 41-year-old provides livelihood to thousands of the differently abled people and also champions the cause of cricket among the visually impaired.
The players, all visually impaired, execute copy-book shots, straight out of the coaching manual. Shekhar Nayak is the captain of the Indian blind cricket team and an ardent fan of Virender Sehwag. But off the cricket field, Shekhar worships Mahantesh. Mahantesh is the reason why thousands of differently abled and visually impaired players are getting another shot at the life they all love to live.
"Actually, I don't have my parents. I joined high school in the year 2002, and Mahantesh Sir encouraged me to play cricket. After finishing my schooling, he looked after me very well. He is equal to my parents. Today, if I am sitting before you and talking to you, it is all because of Mahantesh Sir. I feel very happy. If Mahantesh Sir was not there, I would have been working in the fields," Shekhar said.
Mahantesh is the founder of the NGO Samarthanam that runs the Indian cricket association for the blind....more
09:23 AM, Jul 02, 2012