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His hand-worked gear lever changed Musthafa's life and then some

His hand-worked gear lever changed Musthafa's life and then some
His hand-worked gear lever changed Musthafa's life and then some
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"Before that day, I could do 10,000 things. Now, six years down the line, there are probably 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I can’t, or focus on the 9,000 I can. I don’t think I miss my legs anymore," says Musthafa bravely. Today, he’s loving every moment of his new role—he moves around town in his specially designed Maruti 800 and loves it when people address him as an "automobile mechanic".

Unwilling to spend the rest of his life in bed, Musthafa, just two years after the accident, designed a four-wheel Kinetic Honda scooter which helped him move around town. But he says, "The seats were not comfortable and I wanted more from it. You know... I always loved the outdoors." He shifted his attention from the scooter and started tinkering with his taxi. And soon he had an idea—a specially-designed gear lever for the accelerator, brake and the clutch. Right then, he knew he’d got a cure for his immobility. With the support of the local Index Maruti Service Center, Musthafa was once again moving around town, this time much more comfortably—he could now control the vehicle with just one hand.

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