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Web Guitar Star Ripu Bhatia On Life After Limb Loss

10/10/2016
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Ripu Bhatia

(TeamRock) Musician Ripu Bhatia discusses life after contracting meningococcal septicaemia last year which resulted in him losing four limbs in a new video documentary.

The 22-year-old New Zealander made headlines earlier this summer after he shared a number of videos of himself playing guitar and piano. In documentary Being Me: Ripu, he describes the harrowing moment he discovered he'd contracted severe blood poisoning - and how he has been rebuilding his life following amputation.

He says: "Growing up, I was always quite shy and reserved. I used to be really into music, play a lot of guitar, and I used to write songs and lyrics - which led me to study journalism."

When he was 20, Ripu moved to Sydney, Australia, to study a Master's degree - but his life was turned on its head a year later when he visited doctors after feeling "excruciatingly cold, very intense pain" in his feet. Read more and watch the documentary here.

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Copyright TeamRock - Excerpted here with permission.

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