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Monday, 21-January-2019


Suhas’s one-legged congenital deformity has never been an obstruction for him in any way

He is an IAS officer, a badminton champion, and has not let his disability prevent him from following his dreams.
Meet Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, an IAS officer of the 2007 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, who is the current District Magistrate of Allahabad. He is also a self-taught badminton player who has successfully unfurled the Indian flag in several tournaments over the years. Suhas’s one-legged congenital deformity has never been an obstruction for him in any way.
Suhas entered the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International Championship 2018 tournament with zeal and the determination to do his best for India, and sure enough, bagged the silver medal in the championship.
This is certainly not the first time that the IAS officer has made India proud. Back in November 2016, Suhas bagged the gold medal at the Asian Paralympic Championship in Beijing. He was the district magistrate of Azamgarh then.
Suhas is currently the World No. 2 in the Men’s Single Para-Badminton category and has ably balanced his work life with his passion for badminton.
On the other hand, he never lets his practice interfere with his duty as an IAS officer. Suhas has been instrumental in developing a mobile application to help differently-abled voters during elections. He has also developed mobile apps called “Kuposhanka Darpan” and “Pregnancy ka Darpan” to help undernourished children and pregnant women, respectively.
Suhas’s determination and positive approach to life is certainly an inspiration, and he has ensured that he “shuttles” ably between his profession and passion, winning laurels in both!