The incredible Bylahalli Janardhan


Diagnosed with epilepsy at 64, Bylahalli Janardhan, refused to live a life he considered imprisonment. At 86 he has completed 16 full marathons and 62 half marathons as of January 2019 and has since zoomed way beyond that. Defying epilepsy, he resolved to travel only by cycle from the age of 64, no OLA/Uber or auto rickshaws as he said, and has now covered over 4,00,000 kms on a cycle.

His amazing exploits have left organisers aghast. He participated in a 12 -hour endurance event and completed a distance of 63 kms in spite of being stopped at regular intervals for a medical examination by the organisers!! Organisers of a trek to Mount Kailash insisted he travel by a pony as he was considered too old to trek a distance of 52 kms and traverse the Drolma Pass at an altitude of 5630 kms. He refused and trekked on foot all the way. In Mumbai, he ran up a flight of 1250 steps in a 54 story building in 8 minutes 22 seconds, at a competitive event.

Janardhan lives alone, cooks his own food–dhal with rice or bajra rotis with vegetables. He doesn’t take any medication and said, “I don’t pop any pills or take pain killers. I have become disease proof because of constant exposure to sun and rain.” He leads a simple life and donates generously for social causes from unused pensions.

Bylahalli Janardhan lives in JP Nagar, Bangalore, and is active on Facebook.

Author: hari008

Business Leader , Mentor and Executive Coach with a long track record of achievement , developing high performance teams and mentoring team members who now hold responsible positions in several leading companies

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