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Muscular dystrophy patient creates automobile firm that makes e-scooters

Shared by Rita Torrao on 2018-12-26 15:14

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Muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability.
Naidhroven, an MBA graduate, was diagnosed with MD at birth. Moving from one place to another was always an issue for him and that was when his father made him a small scooter. “My father was an engineer,” said Naidhroven. “He made a scooter for me by watching several videos online. He bought the parts from various manufacturing firms he knew,” Naidhroven recalled.

This scooter was an inspirational moment for Naidhroven. Thus, in 2014, he began Nappinnai Pvt Ltd, an automobile firm that makes e-scooters. “For several months, I did a lot of research about the automobile industry and entrepreneurship.”, Naidhroven said.

Creating his own start-up also gave Naidhroven a sense of independence. “After completing MBA at Anna University, I couldn’t find a job as no one wanted to hire me,” he said.
His e-scooter has become a hit especially among old people as it is designed to reach a maximum speed of not more than 25 km/hr and is extremely light weight.
“Several women and old people like the e-scooters we make,” said Naidhroven. “They find it very convenient to use.”
He credits his father and mother for always giving him rock solid support. “My father’s prototype scooter gave me the idea,’ he said, adding, ‘My mother has taken great care of us all these years.”

Adapted from: https://newstodaynet.com/index.php/2018/08/16/differently-abled-entrepre...

More info: https://nappinnai.com/

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Naidhroven is a 27 year old male from Chennai (India) who suffers from muscular dystrophy from birth. To help him cope with his mobility impairments, his dad made him the first prototype of a e-scooter. Later, Naidhroven took the lead and he now runs the business.

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