“Live your life to the fullest” these words have been given real meaning by Dinesh Mohan, a 60-year old top model of our country right now walking for various fashion shows across the country. A man who could put every guy every age across the country to shame with his impressive physique, grooming, and ever so stylish looks. But Dinesh life wasn’t always so glorious and filled with lights, he had to handle his fair share of darkness, but he decided to grab life by the horns and come out of it.
Dinesh had a really bad fight with depression for 12 years which he fought and won keeping his head held high. He lost people that were really close to him and this struck him hard. He took early retirement from his job and moved out of Chandigarh as he couldn’t bear the emotional baggage, he went on to stay with his sister and brother-in-law in Gurgaon.
From there on started his fight with depression, he gained so much weight that he wasn’t even able to move. He stopped doing anything, he stopped living and just waited and sulked for 12 years. His life was filled with regret and misery when one day his brother-in-law had enough and had an argument with him about the way he is living or better yet wasting his life. He had to understand this the past is the past and there is nothing you can do about it, all you can do is move on. For the first time in 12 years, Dinesh decided to get up and walk but couldn’t and fell down.
From that day on He made a decision to change his life and have a second chance at life. He went to a dietitian and lost 40 kgs in 6 months. The physical transformation was the easy part, the tough part was the mental transformation. He was scared to try out new things and was really insecure about things but he broke these chains of fear and just went on with it. Beyond the scary abyss of fear was a feeling that Dinesh describes as magical. His journey was noted by a journalist who was just living across them and wrote about Dinesh and his story.
From then on started new birth of Dinesh Mohan from an overweight depressed man to the Silver Fox of India who is also making heads turn in fashion shows across the country. The only message Dinesh has is to never lose hope and even when surrounded by darkness if you have a single ray of light grab hold to it and never let go.