Udayakumar was entirely paralyzed except the thumb and the index finger of right hand. But he produced wonders with two blessed fingers and mastered and evolved his own style of abstract painting using acrylic inspired by the greats, Picasso and Rembrandt Harmenszoon.
His life was an inspirational journey of Art… and fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Udayakumar had thrived on the fringes of art. His paintings were inspired by his imagination and dreams. He developed his artistic ideas and concept by watching art/culture on television. He lived a challenging life and ensuring he didn’t succumb to the ailment which made his whole body static till his last breath.
It was an inspiring experience for me while making this video on him. With this I helped him to collect funds through Art shows organised by HeART BEAT Foundation pan India.