It is quite normal that people break down completely after life hit them hard. But that is not the story of everyone, and exceptions exist too. And the 26 years old Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta is one such exception. After the rare bone disease, ‘Brittle Bone disease‘ has a severe blow to Kaustav’s life, it left him nothing but life in a wheelchair. But that could not bend him; rather such horrible event of his life only made him stronger. In this article, we will narrate the courageous story of Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta that will teach you how to win every battle in life.
Sai’s Early Life
Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta was born without any disability. He was completely normal just like any other boy in his community. But the disease in his bones hit him first when he was only three months old; he suffered his first fracture. By the time he was one year old, he had already suffered from three fractures. These conditions nudged his parents, and he was taken to the hospital where he was declared to be the victim of ‘Brittle Bone Disease.’ Since childhood, he loved to sing and his mother, Shila Dasgupta taught him to sing. He won the ‘Dishari Award for the Best Child Singer of West Bengal’ in 2000. But he again faced with a horrible accident in 2001 when he fell in the bathroom and broke his knee joints. And this event changed his life even more!
After the 2001 incident, he was taken to the doctors, and his legs were plastered. But as the doctors plastered his legs in a bending position and his knees became got fixed in a bending position only. After the incident, he had to use a wheelchair all the time to move around. But all these incidents could not break him down. Rather he started to compose music and released his own albums, and he has composed almost 140 songs till now. Not only that, but he has also won the ‘All India Wheel Chair Wanderlust Competition‘ in 2016.
The Journey of becoming a Graphic Designer
However, with time his physical conditions started deteriorating and the moment came when he couldn’t sit for his BA exam. Despite such difficulties, he managed to complete a diploma course in computers and started learning graphic designing. He was left with only two functional fingers, and thus the whole learning process was harder than we can ever think. After going through all these hurdles, he joined an organization as a designer in 2012. He started working with other digital media from home as well.
The Motivational Speaker with a Smile on his face
Only minimal fractures were not the end of the story of Kaustav. In 2009, he had to deal with bigger blows when his physical condition was deteriorated to such extent that he had to be confined to his bed for six years. This period took him to depression at times. But also, this period of his life motivated him as well. He started to think about the ‘purpose of life,’ and his speech became famous among many people. Lots of students started coming to him for motivations, and he became famous as a motivational speaker. He was also invited to do motivational events through Skype. Today, he is hailed as a Sai, and he inspires students who want to discover their purpose in life. In 2015, he released a book name ‘My Life, My Love, My Dear Swami.’
In brief, Kaustav has suffered through more than 50 fractures, and he is 90% disabled. He cannot move his legs and hands, yet his smile is unbreakable. Currently, he is concerned with the wheelchair access in India, and he wants to talk to Prime Minister about that. More power to this unbreakable soul of Sai Kaustav!
Written By: Subharthi Bhattacharya