Paralympian’s heavy lifting in life

Mariappan (in left wheelchair) receiving the aid from Frutiger. With them are Thaarani (left), Chandriga, Gombak Rotary Club past president S. Sen Gupta (right) and public image chair Edwin Lam.

THE Rotary Club of Gombak is recognising the contributions of Mariappan Perumal, one of the country’s most successful para athletes, as part of the 2018-2019 Rotary International theme “Be The Inspiration”.

Melaka-born Mariappan, now 61, was left with permanent disability after contracting polio at the age of three.

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