By Haziq Qadri @haziq_qadri

AN inspiring man who lost his arms in a tragic accident uses his nose and feet to play tennis, swim and even drive

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Videographer / director: Shams Qari
Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson
Editor: Jack Stevens

Despite losing his arms when he was seven, there is nothing Vikram can't do

Vikram Agnihotri, 45, from Indore, India, lost his arms aged seven when he accidentally touched a high voltage wire.

Since then he has not let his disability limit his life and has learned to use his feet, nose and shoulders to do everyday tasks.

Vikram was seven when he lost both arms after touching a high voltage wire

Active Vikram goes to the gym every morning, plays tennis using his shoulders and goes swimming every day.

He said: “All my friends are interested in sports. I too wanted to join them. Though it was very difficult it was not impossible.”

Vikram uses his feet, nose and shoulders to do every day tasks

Vikram learned to do basic tasks such as shave with his feet and operate his phone with his nose and shorty after pushed himself to start playing tennis and swimming with his friends.

He said: “There are many things that I cannot do, but if I focus on the things that I can, they are much more. Why would I focus on things that I can’t do?”

Vikram was an active child before the accident and he refused to let the tragedy hold him back.

After pushing himself to learn to play tennis, Vikram learned how to swim

He said: “It was an embarrassment for me in the initial stage but then I took it as a gift. My friends never made me feel bad.

“Once you accept the circumstances and once you accept yourself, you feel that everything becomes very small.

“I learned new things in my life after the accident. I learned swimming, which gave me a purpose in life. I was doing all the activities like any other child."

Step up a gear: Vikram can drive asily with his feet

Vikram has baffled everyone on the road with his driving skills. His unusual technique involves driving the car with his feet.

He said: "I always wanted to drive like a normal person. Initially, I struggled a lot but now I am driving a car like the normal people.

“Luckily I have good friends and they always encourage me. I owe them a lot. They encouraged me to take my disability as an advantage to do something extraordinary.”

Vikram said: "There are many things that I cannot do, but if I focus on the things that I can, they are much more. Why would I focus on things that I can’t do?”

With that encouragement, Vikram set up an NGO called Winners In Life (WIL) that runs motivational training programmes and lectures for disabled people.

He said: “I have been running this NGO for last three years and I feel I am doing what I was meant to do. It’s giving me a lot of satisfaction.”