Sarmad Tariq

 

 

 

Age: 38

 

Summary: Pakistani motivational speaker and paralysis activist known as the "Chairman" who was confined to a wheelchair after he was paralyzed from the left shoulder down due to a swimming accident at the age of 15 and became the first and only wheelchair-bound athlete to participate in Pakistan's first ever Lahore Marathon in 2005 by completing the race distance of 42km in seven and a half hours when he was qualified to represent his country in ING New York City Marathon 2005 and made history for Pakistan by returning with a finisher's medal.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

 

Born: December 17, 1975

 

Died: April 30, 2014

 

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan