“I play carrom with my feet”

Harshad Gothankar rose to fame on social media recently when cricketer superstar Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a video of the young man playing carrom with his feet, calling it inspiring.

Carrom is an extremely popular board game played in Southeast Asia.

The 23-year-old was born without arms, but he says his father never let him feel he was different from other children.

Instead, he encouraged him to do everything – how to write, how to use a computer, how to work out in a gym – so Harshad could live an independent life.

So now Harshad can do just about anything – with his feet.

Video by Arvind Parekar of BBC Marathi

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