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India’s Boneless Boy On To Become Rubber Man Of The World

Do not try to bend it like Jaspreet

*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LUDHIANA, INDIA - FEBRUARY 28: Jaspreet Singh Kalra demonstrates his flexibility skills on February 28, 2015 in Ludhiana, India. *A 15-YEAR-OLD Indian schoolboy has left friends and family astonished by his hyper-flexibility - earning himself the nickname 'Rubber Boy'. Hailing from Punjab in the north of India, Jaspreet Singh Kalra's signature moves include bending his legs so far backwards that they rest on his shoulders and rotating his head 180 degrees so he is facing backwards - like Meryl Streep's character in the Goldie Hawn film 'Death Becomes Her'. Jaspreet says he feels no pain when holding such poses and now has his sights set on emulating and even surpassing the feats of his hero, American-based contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, who currently holds the title of the world's most flexible person. * PHOTOGRAPH BY Ajay Verma / Barcroft India UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com

 

Going by legendary English rock band Pink Floyd,

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the class room
Teachers leave those kids alone

However, 16-year-old Jaspreet Singh Kalra from the land of five rivers has taken meaning of the words education and control to a whole another level. Such is his command and control over the body that if he lies down on his stomach and bends his legs upwards, he can place his feet over his shoulder.

Jaw dropping                                                                                                                                    Image: Barcroft India

Jaspreet could be called a case of accidental discovery. At the age of 12, he was chosen by the school Yoga teacher to take part in a competition. It was during the training period that his gift was recognized.

“His talent was revealed by Yoga. Now he has learnt a lot of new techniques. We want him to take up yoga as his career. I want the whole world to know his name. It will make me feel proud of my son. He should become a superstar,” says mother Surinder Kaur Khalsa.

Jaspreet Kalra Yoga

“We became aware when he was ten or maybe eleven years of age, when he started showing his flexibility by twisting and turning his neck, hands and other body parts,” she says. Jaspreet says that he started working harder as more prizes came his way. He is no less than a celebrity in his school with kids always getting impressed and seeking his autograph.

Jaspreet Kalra limca rubber

Only a few months into his Yoga training, the teenager began accomplishing 360° rotation of arms.

Jaspreet Kalra flexible

Alongside being a live marvel, Jaspreet also fairs well in academics, sports and making a lot of friends. His Yogic stunts must be a guaranteed ice-breaker in his school in Ludhiana, Punjab.

“I feel no pain holding such poses. I am now emulating and even surpassing the feats of my hero, American-based contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, who currently holds the title of the world’s most flexible person”

Jaspreet Singh Kalra Yoga

Cheers for Jaspreet and his loving family for achieving such seemingly-impossible feats through his sheer determination and practicing Yoga. May he honor the country on more global platforms.

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