Meet Sparsh Shah, the kid who rocked Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’ from his wheelchair

From living through 125 fractures to becoming an internet sensation with his cover of Eminem’s Not Afraid, 12-year-old Sparsh Shah is conquering the world from his wheelchair, one song at a time.

Drop whatever it is you’re doing and listen to this kid sing.

Hit play. Breathe. And listen to him sing his cover of Eminem’s Not Afraid with a touch of Indian classical.

Blown away, right?

Put your hands together for Purhythm, people, aka Sparsh Shah. Or may we say, the 12-year-old who can teach a thing or two to a few grown-up rappers.

But Sparsh, who lives in the US, is not just a singer. He writes songs, poems, short stories, composes music, is currently learning Hindustani classical and American vocal music.

He also performs at community events, has appeared on radio and television shows, and hosts shows as an emcee.

All that in the span of 12 years.

Born with the rare disease of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Sparsh had over 35 broken bones in his body at the time of birth. Till now, he has suffered from 125 fractures.

The condition makes his bones prone to breakage at slightest pressure, such as a hard handshake. As a result, he cannot put too much weight on his limbs and uses a wheelchair.

And he is conquering the world from there, one song at a time.

By the way, this little piece of wonder has mastered 250 digits of Pi, can say the longest 12 words from the English dictionary in under 18 seconds.

He can also speak English in four different accents, and could spell a 45-letter-long word by the time he was six.

The word was Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Uh…let’s just get back to his singing skills, shall we?


Don’t give a miss to this other song of Purhythm’s:



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