Arunima Sinha Story, Accident, Family, Everest, Book, Age & more

Arunima Sinha

Few people will know about the dark night of Arunima’s life. On the night of 11 April 2011, she had a painful accident. Arunima Sinha was then going from Lucknow to Delhi on the Padmavat Express to appear in the CISF exam. Around one o’clock in the night, the crooks boarded the train and tried to snatch her chain. Arunima Sinha opposed this, due to which the miscreants threw her down the train near Bareilly. During this time, 49 trains passed over Arunima, lying on the track for 7 hours. The left leg was separated from the body. The body was lifeless. The mice were muttering in front of the eyes, but the brain was telling them to live. 

Arunima Sinha Biography

Arunima Sinha was born on 20 July 1988 in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Coming from a middle class family, Arunima was interested in sports since childhood. The father was a lancet in the army. When Arunima was four years old, her father died. The economic conditions of the house were not good, but the circumstances did not become an obstacle in his will to play. Arunima played football in school, later representing the college in volleyball nationally. Also played hockey. Being an athlete, Arunima learned to fight at every step. The result of this was that when the miscreants wanted to snatch their gold chains in the train, Arunima fought. Lying on the track, she kept fighting herself and is still struggling every day and every moment.

Arunima’s early education took place in the town itself. Arunima has mastered Sociology as a Higher Education. He has also taken mountaineering training from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi. When Arunima was 14 years old, her sister Lakshmi was slapped by some miscreants. At that time, Arunima had beaten those miscreants. In many interviews and motivational speech, Arunima has said that this attitude could develop in her due to sports. Therefore every human being should be connected to some or the other sport.

One leg of Arunima is prosthetic, and the other has an iron rod. He also had two fractures in his spinal cord after the accident. But soon after four months of treatment at Delhi AIIMS in 2011, Arunima went straight to meet Bachendri Pal instead of going home. His motive lying on the bed was clear that he does not have to live by taking life as a burden. His brother was given advice and guidance on mountaineering. Arunima also performs Artificial Blade Running. She has won the gold medal in the 100 meters race in the National Games (Para). She is helping to establish the Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad Sports Academy in Bethar village in Unnao.

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Arunima Sinha Brief

NameArunima Sinha
Real NameSonu Sinha
Date Of Birth20-Jul-88
Age32 years
Birth PlacePanda Tola, Shahjadpur, Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
HometownAkbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Arunima Sinha Family

Father Name Unknown but he was lancet in the army
Sister (s)Lakshmi 
Brother (s)Om Prakash and one more
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateFirst Marriage- Year 2012
Second Marriage- 21 June 2018
Husband/BoyfriendGaurav Singh (Paralympian)
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Religion and Caste


Education and Profession

SchoolGovernment Girls Inter College, Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh
CollegeNehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
EducationMA in Sociology
Qualification• LLB
• A Course in Mountaineering from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
• Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde


HobbiesSketching, Gardening, Doing Yoga, Travelling, Listening to Music

Physical Stats & More

Height5 Feet 2 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Arunima Sinha`s Favorite

Favorite FoodNon-Vegetarian
Favorite ActorsUnknown
Favorite ActressUnknown
Favorite MoviesUnknown
Favorite SportsmanYuvraj Singh, MC Mary Kom
Favourite MountaineerBachendri Pal
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Favourite Leader(s)Vivekananda, APJ Abdul Kalam
Favourite Indian RevolutionaryChandra Shekhar Azad
Favourite BusinessmanRatan Tata
Favorite destinationUnknown

Attitude developed due to sports

When Arunima Sinha climbed Mount Everest

Something similar happened during the climb of Mount Everest in 2013, when his prosthetic leg parted from the body before reaching the summit of Everest. Oxygen ran out. But the mind again said that you have to live. The same situation occurred during the recent climb to the summit of Antarctica, when the falling body responded, but the mind remained with them. Arunima, 30, always snatches life in such a difficult situation, fighting to the death. So today, despite being a Divyang, she has done the feat of reaching the highest peak of the Seven Summits, the seven continents of the world.

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Arunima reached seven summits

Arunima did not stop here. He has now set a goal of crossing the highest peaks of all the seven continents of the world to arouse inspiration and enthusiasm among the youth and those living in a depressed life due to any lack of life. In this sequence, they have so far flown the tricolor on Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa and Europe’s Mount Elbrus. 

Peak name

Height (in fit)

Everest (Asia)


Kilimanjaro (Africa)


Kojiasco (Australia)


Mount Vinson (Antarctica)


Albruz (Europe)


Casten Pyramid (Indonesia)


Mount Akankagua (South America)


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How Arunima Sinha lost her leg

Arunima Sinha was going from Lucknow to Delhi on 11 April 2011 by Padmavati Express. Around one o’clock in the night, some vicious criminals entered the train and tried to snatch Arunima Sinha’s throat alone, which she opposed When she did, those vicious thieves threw her out of the moving train, due to which her left leg got cut in the middle of the tracks, she screamed painfully all night with a severed leg. After almost 40 – 50 trains passing shouted, she had completely lost her life, but perhaps the fate of Arunima Sinha’s life was somewhat different.

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Then after the people came to know about this incident, he was admitted to the AIIMS in New Delhi where she fought for her life and death for almost four months and won the battle of life and death, after that her left leg was joined with the help of artificial leg.

Seeing this condition, the doctors had also given up and were advising her to rest, while she had become weak and winky in the eyes of family and relatives, but she did not lose her courage in her spirits and did not want to get helpless and helpless in front of anyone.

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When Arunima Sinha climbed Mount Everest

Despite losing a leg due to the criminals being thrown from the moving train, Arunima has made a living Introducing a new history on 21 May 2013, Mt Everest (29028 ft), the world’s highest peak, created a new history and became the first Indian woman to do so.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arunima Sinha

  • Arunima Sinha is an Indian mountaineer who is that the world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
  • She was born as Sonu Sinha into a lower-middle-class Kayastha Family in the Ambedkar Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Since her childhood, Arunima was an active athlete. She used to participate in various sports activities in her school.
  • She has also been a National Volleyball Player.
  • On 12 April 2011, when she boarded the Padmavati Express train at Lucknow for Delhi to take an examination to join the CISF, some hooligans entered the general coach in which she was travelling, and that they started robbing the passengers, they even tried to snatch a necklace from Arunima. When Arunima resisted, they pushed her off the moving train in Bareilly. Recalling the incident, she says-

I resisted and they pushed me out of the train. I could not move. I remember seeing a train coming towards me. I tried getting up. By then, the train had run over my leg. I don’t remember anything after that.

  • Following the incident, Arunima got serious leg and pelvic injuries and was admitted to the AIIMS, where she lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life.
  • A Delhi-based Indian company offered her a prosthetic leg free of cost.
  • The Indian Sports Ministry announced compensation of ₹25,000 which attracted a national outrage. Following the national outrage, the Ministry announced additional ₹200,000 compensation as medical relief.
  • After her recovery, Arunima was also offered a job by the CISF and the Indian Railways.
  • Arunima’s treatment went on for four months at the AIIMS. It was there that Arunima resolved to try to to something big in her life and therefore the very first thing that came to her mind was to scale Everest .
  • While still being treated at the AIIMS, Arunima’s incident had become national news.
  • Noted beautician Shahnaz Husain met her in the AIIMS and began giving her beauty sessions during a routine manner. 
  • To fulfill her resolution of climbing Mount Everest, Arunima did the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi.
  • In 2011, she contacted Bachendri Pal, the primary Indian woman to climb mount everest, by telephone.
  • In 2012, Arunima was trained under Bachendri Pal at the Uttarkashi camp of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF).
  • To get prepared for her ascent of Everest, Arunima climbed Island Peak (6150 metres). On 11 April 2013 at 10:00 am, she reached the summit of Island Peak.
  • On 31 March 2013, she started her voyage to mount Everest.
  • On 21 May 2013 at 10:55 am, She, reached the Summit of Mount Everest; becoming the world’s first female amputee to scale Everest. It took 52 days to her to succeed in the summit. On the summit of Everest , She wrote alittle message thanking the Almighty on a wrapped cloth and pressed it within the snow. Recalling the event, She says-
  • It was my tribute to Shankara Bhagawan, and Swami Vivekananda who has been an inspiration throughout my life

  • After her Everest climb, she was honoured by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh , Akhilesh Yadav, who gave her two cheques for an amount of ₹25 lakh.
  • After her Everest feat, she resolved to scale all the seven highest peaks altogether seven continents.
  • By 2014, Arunima had covered six peaks- Mt. Elburs of Russia (Europe) 5,642 m (18,510 ft), Prominence 4,741 m (15,554 ft) and Kilimanjaro of Tanzania (Africa) 5,895 m (19,341 ft) and Prominence 5,885 m (19,308 ft).
  • On Jan 4, 2019, she climbed the seventh peak on Antarctica and became the world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson.
  • She does charity works through Arunima Foundation. The Arunima Foundation seeks to empower women, disabled people and usually improve the health and social and economic situation for poorer communities.
  • Limca World Record has also recognized Arunima’s inspiring feat.
  • She has also written a book titled “Born Again on The Mountain,” which was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in December 2014.
  • Various popular media houses and magazines have covered the inspiring story of Arunima Sinha including People Magazine.
  • Alia Bhatt will play the role of Arunima Sinha`s biopic and film will be based on the book ‘Born Again On The Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything And Finding It Back’ written by Arunima Sinha.

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