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Preethi Srinivasan

Founder, Soulfree

At just eight years of age, this prodigious talent found a place in the playing 11 of the Tamil Nadu Senior women’s cricket team, a record that stands till date. A state level swimmer, the captain of the Tamil Nadu under 19 girls cricket team, and chosen amongst the Who’s Who of America’s students in 1996, Preethi Srinivasan effortlessly excelled in every facet of life. Everything changed in a split-second when she was left paralysed below the neck due to spinal cord injury.

After a period of chrysalis she re-emerged as a butterfly and founded Soulfree www.soulfree.org a charitable organisation that is transforming the “disabled” into “Positively-Abled”!

She is now a PhD scholar at IIT Madras, an inspirational speaker, writer, psychologist, mouth painter and change-maker! The Government of Tamil Nadu bestowed upon her the Kalpana Chawla Award and her work has been lauded by the President of India himself.

She is also an Apex Committee Member of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the women's cricket representative of the Indian Cricket Academy. As an avid supporter of para-sports and especially wheelchair cricket, she is keenly interested in setting up a special committee for para-cricket in Tamil Nadu.

WHEELCHAIR CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF TAMILNADU

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