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Bihar?s Budhia

india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 03:44 IST
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He may be missing both hands and a good part of his feet due to a birth defect but he lacks neither confidence nor determination. Seven-year-old Pawan Kumar is the 'Budhia of Bihar' and on Sunday, he lived up to his nickname by running five kilometers in an hour.

Cheered by his friends at Umeed — an institution for the children of slum dwellers — he started his run at Kargil Chowk and finished at Shaheed Memorial. Was he exhausted? Not a bit. Just hungry to run some more. In fact, Pawan’s mentor Suman Kumar wants him to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. And Pawan is willing.