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A man who changed the lives of thousands

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: P.K. Sethi, inventor of the Jaipur limb, died on January 6 in Jaipur. It is a measure of his selflessness and modesty that thousands of people who have benefited from his contributions do not even know who he is.

This is true of most of the people who attended a Jaipur limb camp organised by the Peenya Rotary Club from January 3 at Ganesh Bagh, Infantry Road.

By January 6, 1,500 disabled people had enrolled in the camp. The organisers donated 376 limbs, 738 callipers, 299 crutches, eight prosthetic hands, 15 tricycles, and 10 wheelchairs to the beneficiaries.

A few acknowledged the role he played in changing their lives. “We will pray for Dr. Sethi and may god grant him a place in heaven as he has helped many of us,” said Syed Ameer Jan, 62, from Malur, who lost his leg in a bus accident 18 years ago. He received an artificial limb at the camp.

“Dr. Sethi has done an amazing job, we should appreciate him and we are grateful for his help,” said Narayan Reddy, 65, from Anekal, a past president of Rotary club, Anekal.

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