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PIX: Why these Indian artistes deserve applause

By HITESH HARISINGHANI
Last updated on: November 11, 2019 16:06 IST
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The grit and determination of these specially-abled artistes from across India will fill you with positivity. 
All photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

On Sunday, Mumbai-based NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan organised a unique talent show in the city.

At the 14th Divyang Talent and Fashion Show, as many as 40 physically challenged artistes showcased their talent performing on stage with calipers, wheelchairs, crutches, and artificial limbs.

Ahead of the show Rediff.com's Hitesh Harisinghani captured these candid images of artistes.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Ayushi is only seven years old. She was all excited to walk the ramp in Mumbai.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Ahmad Raza, aged 5 from Rajasthan was also probably one of the youngest performers. He is seen here interacting with his mother.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Neha Prajapati preferred to do her own make-up.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Jagdish Patel, 26 had come all the way from Madhya Pradesh to show his talent.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Wheelchair bound female contestants line up before the show. The confidence on their faces was infectious.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

There was excitement, nervousness and the passion to show the world that they are unstoppable.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Bajrang Choudhary, 23 from Rajasthan was busy decorating his wheelchair.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Bharat Devasi, 25 year was excited to walk the ramp. It was the first time he had travelled to Mumbai for a show.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

A make-up artist is seen giving final touches to Priyanka Goswami (in yellow), one of the wheelchair bound artistes who walked the ramp.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Santosh Kumar, another physically challenged participant appeared calm and composed as he let his makeup artist work his magic.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Artist Suraj Kumar Gour gets his picture clicked.

Divyang Talent and Fashion Show

Two differently abled contestants are seen interacting ahead of their big day in the city of dreams.

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