Prajwal Basavaraja is a 25-year-old student pursuing a Visual Graphics course in Bangalore. Although he is a leg amputee, he has never let his disability prevent him from realising his dream of becoming an athlete.

Nagesh Chowdappa, another amputee hailing from the city, is a Team Lead at Infosys BPO. While he was awarded multiple times for his contributions to the company, his true calling lies in athletics–he wants to be a sports star one day.

“Our startup Rise Legs is on a mission to revolutionise mobility for amputees with our light, cane-based prosthetic legs,” says co-founder Arun Cherian, who quit his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in the US to start the firm in 2016.

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