Kathmandu: Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player, who had lost her right leg after being thrown off a moving train by some hoodlums, created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.
    
25-year-old Sinha reached the summit of the highest peak in the world at 10.55 am on Tuesday, as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group, an official of the Tourism Ministry of Nepal said.
    
Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was pushed out of the general compartment of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching attempt by some criminals, while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011.
 She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalized with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee.
    
Arunima joined the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last year, where she trained by Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest.

(Agencies)

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