Disability is not an inability is once again proved by the multi-faceted wheelchair warrior Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta, who recently entered into LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2018, INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS 2018 and ASIA BOOK OF RECORDS 2018 for Fastest Typing Speed (24 words per minute) with one finger of left hand. Mr. R. J. Ratnakar, Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust felicitated Sai Kaustuv on 19th February 2018, for his unbreakable spirit and positive attitude. He wished him with a personal note of appreciation and congratulated for achieving such huge honours from India and Asia.
Limca Book of Records is the Indian equivalent to the Guinness Book of World Records with emphasis on unique achievements of Indians within the country and abroad. Sai Kaustuv recently entered into Limca Book of Records 2018 and they published his record in their official issue of 2018 titled “Limca Book of Records 2018: INDIA AT HER BEST”. India Book of Records awarded him with certificate and memento for having the urge and hunger to be a part with the rest of the world and be exemplary. Asia Book of Records is a collection of records from Asian countries spanning from Dubai to Japan covering Indus valley and Russia. Sai Kaustuv entered into India & Asia Book of Records 2018 through his immense will power and strong determination. At present, he is having 90% disability as only one finger of his left hand works. So with these extreme challenges, he entered into these new records in Fastest Typing Speed (24 words per minute) among 27 major countries of Asia including India, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia and Bangladesh.
Sai Kaustuv is the winner of several national & international awards, a graphic designer, a singer, composer, the author of ‘My Life, My Love, My Dear Swami’ a book that has been translated into nine Indian languages, TEDx & Motivational Speaker who has inspired millions worldwide through his natural smile. As a Happiness Coach, his mission is to bring back the purity of heart and genuine happiness which people lost in today’s course of life. Suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease), Sai Kaustuv has already gone through more than 50 fractures. He has hearing impairment too. He does international designs with just one finger of his left hand. He might be in an Electric wheelchair today but he turned his disability into his greatest gift.
Sai Kaustuv’s motive is to motivate all differently abled confined people with these records and he want to convey that if he can achieve so many thing just by using his one finger, then all can do much more. His mission “Happiness Unlimited” will get success when all these people will get inspired and come forward to seek real happiness through their hidden potentials and skills. His right hand does not work, so he does graphic designing using a mouse with his left hand and with one finger only. He types on a virtual on-screen keyboard and has even written a book which got appreciation from Prime Minister India, Shri Narendra Modi.
Sai Kaustuv credits his parents and brother for always supporting & motivating him and says,
“My parents helped me immensely. They always inspired me to choose what I loved, and it is their greatness which made me see the world in my own way. They never broke down or complained about their fate. Whenever I decided to do something new, my parents Kaushik & Shila Dasgupta and younger brother Kushal always inspired me to go ahead for it. A big salute to them”.
Sai Kaustuv has inspired millions of people, especially, global leaders, scholars, doctors, students & young professionals with live & online sessions of his motivational talks. He is researching on accessibility and he hopes to bring positive awareness to transform India to a wheelchair friendly country. According to Sai Kaustuv,
“Miracles happen in the lives of people who choose to create that miracle, I chose this miracle and made it happen in my own life to inspire many more like me to choose the best in their lives.”
Submitted By: Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta