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Sunil Chhetri - A Renowned Sports Personality

When we talk about Indian football, the name of Sunil Chhetri immediately cops up in the mind of football fans of the country. He is the most admired footballer of India. At present, Chhetri has been leading the Blue Tigers from the front. Known as ‘Bhai’ by his teammates, the charismatic Indian striker Chhetri tied the knot with Sonam Bhattacharya, the daughter of former Indian footballer Subrata Bhattacharya, in 2017. Early life Sunil Chhetri was [...]

From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Dr Talimeran Ao, the legendary sports persona was the first captain of Independent India’s Olympic Football team. He was born in the Naga village of Chanki, Assam (now in Nagaland) in 1919. Son of Rev. Subongwati Ao, Dr Talimeran, started playing football from his school days. He completed his schooling from Impur Christian School and he was the captain of his school’s football team. He was awarded the “Best Footballer” title in the All Assam Inter School Football [...]

Inivalappil Mani Vijayan is one of the most aggressive and deadly strikers among the Indian football players. Born on April 25,1969 in Thrissur, Kerala, I M Vijayan was a school dropout. He sold soda bottles in the Trichur Municipal Stadium before starting his sports career. He was fortunately plucked by the then DGP of Kerala, M. K. Joseph from the Thrissur streets and taken under the tutelage of Sridharan and T. K. Chathunny for the [...]

Baichung Bhutia is undoubtedly the famous Indian footballer in recent times. Born on December 15, 1976 in the remote Tinkitam village of Sikkim , Baichung’s story is one of sheer grit and determination against all odds. At a young age, he won a SAI Scholarship to attend the Tashi Namgyal Academy in Gangtok and played for several school and local clubs in Sikkim. His performance in the 1992 Subroto Cup did wonders to his career. [...]