Dhaval Khatri Losing Both Hands At The Age Of 14 to Finishing 300 Paintings: Battle Of An Artist

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Both Hands At The Age Of 14 to Finishing 300 Paintings: Battle Of An Artist

Dhaval Khatri Losing Both Hands At The Age Of 14 to Finishing 300 Paintings: Battle Of An Artist. Dhaval Khatri losing both hands his school asked him to leave. But no such obstacle could stop him from continuing his education, writing all his exams himself, playing guitar and finally – painting. Calling himself “an artist, not by choice but by chance”, Dhaval says that he has made 300 paintings till now. This is his story.

It is often said that if God closes one door, it opens another. This rings so true in case of Dhaval Khatri, who at the tender age of 14, lost both his hands in a kite-flying accident.

Amputation of his burned hands

Such was the power of the shock that it stopped Khatri’s heart for a few seconds and he experienced death for those few fleeting moments. Fortunately, a doctor was passing by and managed to revive him after giving him CPR. He was then rushed to the hospital, where doctors recommended.

His heart had stopped beating for a few seconds only to be revived again by a doctor who was passing by. Even though he was rushed to the nearest hospital, his hands had to be amputated as they were badly burnt. The school where he was studying did not allow him to continue his education. So he got enrolled in another school and continued his education. Later he even graduated from college. When he was in the hospital, his mother made me practice holding a pen or a pencil.

Sketch and paint

Gradually, he started to sketch and paint. For six full months, he dedicated himself towards it and got a grip on it. Now, he can draw sketches and make paintings fluently. So far he has done around 300 paintings-Battle Of An Artist. He has also been part of many Television shows and has also performed many live painting shows. Dhaval calls himself “an artist, not by choice but by chance.” Here are few photographs of him sketching and painting.

What was most surprising was that Khatri gave exams all by himself and even submitted his answer sheets before time. He participated in sports, playing cricket and football. Having an ear for music, he even tried his hand at playing the guitar, but what really caught his fancy was sketching and painting. This was the result of his mother initiative to make him hold a pen or a pencil.


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