Polio fails to diminish Suman Ranjit’s spirit
His fearlessness and his philanthropic fervor inspiring others to emulate his humanitarian spirit defines Suman Kumar’s motto in life of motivating all those who step back and hesitate from going ahead in life because of their physical disability.
Also known as Suman Ranjit, he is famous for his daredevil acts in Patna. In 2014, Ranjit climbed down Patna’s tallest building Biscomaun Bhawan using ropes. Two years after he was born in the year in 1973, he got affected with polio but that didn’t stop him a attaining all that he wanted and continuing to ‘Do Good, Be Good’.
“For the first time when I climbed Golghar in the year 1996, state government was dismissive of my acts. Later, when I repeated the feat in 2006, state government extended its support,” he shares.
A philanthropist in his own right
An avid social worker, Ranjit also runs an NGO ‘Disabled Sports and Welfare Academy’ at Anishbad that was set up in 2002.
Ranjit believes in spreading the message of peace. When the relations started deteriorating between India and Nepal in the year 1990, he travelled all the way to Katmandu on his wheel chair in a bid to improve the relations between two nations. Two years later, he went to Uttar Pradesh when the state was simmering because of Babri Masjid Row.
He did something quite similar during Kargil War too. “The journey to Kargil is closest to my heart. I met the brigadier and other soldiers and gave them he message of peace,” recollects Ranjit.
He has also extended support during natural disasters whenever he could. When catastrophic cyclone hit Bangladesh in 1991, he collected funds from Patna and distributed it among victims at Jasaur border.
Three years back, he covered a Himalayan mountain pass, Mana pass with his team.
Fourty three years old Ranjit, who has been married for 14 years has a daughter and a son.
For his undying courage and selfless spirit, he has been felicitated by Rajiv Gandhi, CM Nitish Kumar, formr CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, Former President of Mauritius among other dignitaries.
“Being differently-abled, I know how special disabled people are. Even if I am born again, I would like to live a similar life,” Ranjit sums up.