Karan Singh Jagawat, cyclist who eschewed his retirement

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”, well goes with the spirit of a 70 years old man Karan Singh Jagawat who is also titled as Mr. Supersenior.  A man, who is a retired Assistant Commissioner from Indian Railways, does not want to disengage from his adventurous life. He is the first citizen to ride fastest from Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh to Khardung La (Ladakh) in 83 days via Bhutan and Nepal from June 3, 2017, to August 24, 2017, on a geared cycle.

Karan Singh has covered all four corners of the country, encompassing 27 states and four Union Territories. His, this expedition has been shortlisted for Limca Book of Records, 2018; this is not the first time he has made it to the records.

He’s on a mission to Save Girl Child across the Nation. Even to promote the ‘spirit of life, health, and vegetarianism’ and ‘Support the Girl Child’, he traveled 6711Kms and made a record for completing Solo Golden Quadrilateral in 2017.

“I want today’s generation to understand that age is just a number when the aim is higher than the sky. That is what the aim should be,” Jagawat said.  The motto he resides with is “I Am Possible”, he is a man who is retired by his profession, not by heart.

Karan Singh Jagawat consumes only fruits and vegetables for his diet. He has also undergone two stomach operations and suffering from Parkinson’s effect, and severe varicose veins.

To change something impossible into possible, a man has to have courage and passion. No doubt, he is a real hero and rare example of our society, Karan Singh Jagawat is one of them.


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