Divyanshu Ganatra is India’s first solo blind pilot, trekker, mountaineer, scuba diver, marathoner, and first blind pillion cyclist to ride from Manali to Khardung La pass. He is also a clinical psychologist, two-time entrepreneur, an IT professional and a renowned public speaker. Swearing by the power of sport to build connections, forge relationships, and catalyse change, with an undying reserve of energy, and arguably more than twenty-four hours in his day, Divyanshu leads Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation’s (ABBF) work upfront – an organisation committed to supporting accessible adventure sports across avenues including marathons, mountaineering, and scuba diving.
He is known amongst friends for always having something exciting up his sleeve and a quick sense of humor that helps everyone around him. Every conversation with this firecracker is sure to set you thinking about critical issues in life. Divyanshu lives in Pune with his parents and his sister-Nimisha who also helps in his work at ABBF.
Joining us alongwith with Divyanshu is Aparna Prabhudesai, who works closely for Person’s with Disability through ABBF. She is a Behavioural psychologist, endurance athlete, organisational development consultant and Maharashtra’s first woman on Mt. Everest from the north side.