Ashutosh Panigrahi, aged 14 years, is an autistic child having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is presently based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand with his parents Biswajit and Nibedita, who originally hail from Odisha. He was diagnosed with ASD at the age of nine. Some of the symptoms like repetit... See More
Ashutosh Panigrahi, aged 14 years, is an autistic child having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is presently based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand with his parents Biswajit and Nibedita, who originally hail from Odisha. He was diagnosed with ASD at the age of nine. Some of the symptoms like repetitive action, poor concentration in activities, lack of social skill, proper communication and abstract behavior became clearly noticeable which were earlier overlooked by his parents due to ignorance. He also attends regular school at Jamshedpur, though he is not sound in his studies. He has poor fine motor skills which has hampered his handwriting and other related activities.
After the diagnosis, Ashutosh’s parents took a bold step of sensitizing the school teachers, his friends and own social circle. They spread the awareness about the disorder and appealed for promoting an environment of encouragement and cooperation for such type of children. They appealed people to come out of social stigma and support such type of children who can live with dignity in society.
Ashutosh has a passion for singing, particularly classical odia bhajans of Lord Jagannath. Presently, he is learning classical Hindustani music. His parents wish him acquire some other skills such as computer in addition to music to earn livelihood in future and become independent in day to day life. However, it seems quite tough given the multitude of challenges these children face in daily life.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents Association of Mentally Handicapped of Jamshedpur
This child singing quality reflects pure soul and nice to hear.
excellent tune coming from pure soul. feel relax.
Such a calming and soothing voice.... He sings devotional songs very nicely.
His fine motor skills and academics may be constrained by ASD, but his humble nature and melodious voice sets him apart from the rest of his age group. He is blessed with a generous presence and honesty is his trademark character. I strongly believe with the support of his optimistic parents, blessings of elderly acquaintances and good wishes from all near and dears, ASUTOSH will surely rise to a stature where people will recognize him for skills and not his shortcomings. Best wishes!!
He has a soothing voice and the efforts he puts into singing are really remarkable and appreciable. He always leave the audience mesmerized. Everytime I listen to him, I feel bliss. All my best wishes. Sky is the Limit! 😊
Excellent performance 👍... Ashu...keep it up dear. Raga based songs are not very easy to sing and not everyone's cup of tea. But you have picked it up so well... congratulations dear. You practice regularly and give us your performance as gifts . Hats off to your parents who keep on encouraging and motivating to you. My blessings and good wishes are always with you...
Ashutosh is a talented boy. We are so proud of him. God bless him and the parents of Ashutosh who are doing an incredible job raising him.
He is an excellent singer.
He's a good singer,so talented
Ashutosh is a talented singer. He always tries to perform excellently. He has a soothing voice . God bless him. Best wishes.