Gattipally Shivpal, a Hyderabad man, has become the country’s first dwarf to earn a driver’s license. The 42-year-old man, who stands just three feet tall, has defied all obstacles to become the first disabled person in his region of Karimnagar to earn his degree. Mr. Shivpal earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004. Mr. Shivpal, speaking to ANI, said: “People used to ridicule me about my height, but now he has been nominated for the Limca Book of Records, among other honors.” He is getting a lot of requests for driver training from short individuals. ”
As per the ambitious man, he plans to open a driving school for physically challenged people next year. Mr. Shivpal is currently employed by a private business and claims to have moved to Hyderabad in the year 2000. “He is the oldest sibling and the family’s lone dwarf,” Mr. Shivpal described his attempts to obtain work in the city, saying that he featured in a movie and a daily soap at first but could not stay in the industry for long.
People were hesitant to hire him because he was disabled. He received a position at a private firm because of his friend, and he has been there for the last 20 years. Whenever he scheduled cabs for commuting, they would cancel the trip. People used to make negative remarks about his wife and him when they were out.
That’s when he decided to buy a car and drive it. Mr. Shivpal searched the internet for a video made by a man in the United States, eager to learn to drive. It described the changes that must be made to an automobile to raise the seat and other equipment to his height. Mr. Shivpal learned to drive an automobile from a friend after having it modified. However, his difficulties did not end there, since obtaining a driver’s license proved difficult due to the transportation department’s height restrictions.
Mr. Shivpal explained that after making a formal complaint to the authorities, he acquired a three-month learner’s permit and subsequently a driver’s permit after passing a formal driving test with an official sitting alongside him.