Pride of 2016 – Deepa Malik


Deepa Malik and company made the Paralympic Olympic Games at Rio an affair to remember for the entire nation. Deepa, in particular, became the first Indian woman to steal silver at her shotput event. Her indomitable spirit ensured that a spinal tumour and multiple stitches couldn’t keep her away from this unique distinction. Previously, as part of Raid de Himalayas, she underwent an eight-day drive in sub-zero temperatures.