18. Successful Jai-'Poor' Foot

In Rigveda there is a reference that an artificial leg made of Iron had been fitted to a woman warrior called Vischala, the wife of King Khela, by the eminent divine surgeons Ashwin Kumars.

Twenty years ago, a films called "Nache Mayuri" was a big and sensational hit. The heroine of that movie Sudha Chandran did not have a leg and danced with an artificial leg designed and fitted at Jaipur. For the past thirty-five years this Jaipur foot had created, sensation and history and served millions of poor by providing them, "the joyful ride of life journey".

It stands as a testimony to Indian genius, Indian resolve and Indian spirit of service.


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