Amputee CRPF Officer Earns Sachin Tendulkar's Praise in Half-Marathon

Sachin Tendulkar saluted CRPF officer RK Singh, ran a short distance on prosthetic blades in a half-marathon. RK Singh has his left leg amputated and has injury to the right after the Naxal ambush in 2011.

updated: October 13, 2014 12:22 IST
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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with CRPF officer R K Singh (C) and Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar during a flag-off ceremony of CRPF Half Marathon- Run for Unity.


New Delhi: CRPF officer RK Singh, awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' for a daring operation against Naxals in 2011, displayed his mettle on Sunday when he ran a short distance on prosthetic blades in a half-marathon held here to salute martyrs.

The 38-year-old, who undertook the shorter version of the half-marathon with his 12-year-old son Prakhar by his side, was lauded for his grit by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who flagged off the event from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium here.

"I salute your courage. You are an inspiration. We are just sports persons but you are the true achievers," Sachin told Singh as he met him on the flag off dais.

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