Turned Away by Principal and Schools After Losing His Hands, Guy Becomes Amazing Artist

When he lost his hands to an accident at 14 years old, Dhaval Khatri thought this was the end of his dreams.

It was a huge loss for the kid, but while undergoing training sessions with his mother on how he can use his arms as hands, he discovered that he had the gift in art! Today, he’s one of the most famous artists in India whose gets commissioned by many to create portraits and paintings that look so realistic!

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

Dhaval was at the terrace of a relative’s house to enjoy one of the biggest festivals in India, Uttarayan, also known as the International Kite Festival. While flying a kite, however, he accidentally touched a live wire and was thrown to the ground below.

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

His heart stopped beating. He would have lost his life right there and then if not for a doctor who was just passing by when he fell to the ground. This kind doctor rushed to the boy and performed CPR while his family got ready to take him to the ER.

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

He survived the accident but lost both his hands.

Losing your both the hands at the age of 14, I realized that life would continue to be difficult,” Dhaval said.

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

While he knew that life would be difficult, the young man understood that he was still so much lucky to be alive. If not for that doctor, he wouldn’t live to tell the tale!

I was happy that I had received a new lease of life – something that a few lucky ones gain. In fact I was looking forward to make the best out of what I had been left with. Soon I was trained to do everything without hands,” Dhaval shared.

Instead of finding support from the school, however, Dhaval was turned away by the principal.

YOU ARE OF NO USE to us. You have no hands so obtaining education is just a dream for you,” the principal bitterly told the young boy.

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But this did not discourage Dhaval. He eventually found another school that accepted him even if he had no hands.

Training to use his arms as hands would also give him a new purpose as he discovered his talent in drawing and painting.

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

Gradually, I turned to sketching and painting. For six full months, I dedicated myself towards it and got a grip on it. Now, I was able to draw sketches and make paintings fluently,” he said.

On one side my schooling was going on and on the other side I was learning to paint all by myself. After my college I applied at different Universities for a course in painting but each and every university rejected me. So, I started doing painting without any guidance.

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

But just like the rejection in high school, he didn’t let that go to his head. Instead, he learned to hone his skills by himself. Amazingly, this young man even taught himself how to play the guitar! Wow. How can a man with no hands even play the guitar, huh?

Photo credit: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook

And while he received a lot of rejections in his young life, he continued to be an inspiring young man who managed to turn his problems and worries into something beautiful – and the art he makes, even without hands, are truly amazing!

Sources: Dhaval Khatri a unique artist / Facebook, The Epoch Times