Meet Sayer Abdullah - one-handed adventure sports driver

A 23-year-old law student from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district is fighting odds in his life literally “single-handedly”. Sayer Abdullah, hailing from Vessu village of the south Kashmir district, lost his right arm when he was only 11 years old in a road accident. Sayer fractured his right arm while boarding his school bus, which had to be later amputated by the doctors. However, the mishap failed to hamper the childhood passion of the “one-handed king”, as he calls himself, for off road adventures and conquering new heights. “Since childhood, I was passionate about driving and adventure too. After the accident, I took it as a challenge and learned to drive with one hand and soon started driving longer distances,” Sayer said. In the meantime, Sayer got to know about ‘Kashmir Off Road’, a group of adventurers, and started following their extreme 4×4 drives on mountain trails of Kashmir. “Seeing the unknown places they visited and their off-road adventure activities developed more interest in me towards this extreme sport. I was fascinated about the capabilities of a 4×4 car,” he recalled.