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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 [...]

Vijay Kumar born 19th August 1985, is an Indian sports shooter and is from Barsar village of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh. He is currently serving as a Subedar in the Dogra Regiment (16th Battalion) Indian Army and has been posted at the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) at Mhow in Indore District, Madhya Pradesh where he is coached by Pavel Smirnov. In 2007, he received an Arjuna Award in the sport of shooting. At the 2012 [...]

Sakshi Malik born on September 3, 1992,  is an Indian wrestler who has won a bronze medal in the 58 Kg category at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. She has become the first female Indian wrestler who has bagged a medal at the Olympics. Apart from Olympics, Malik had participated and won a silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. Early Life Sakshi [...]

Saina Nehwal, an Indian badminton player, was born on 17 March 1990 in Hisar District, Haryana. She is currently ranked number 1 in the world by the Badminton World Federation and is the first Indian woman to achieve this feat. She is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She won a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the second Indian [...]

Poulomi Ghatak is an Indian table tennis star was born in West Bengal in 1983. Poulomi is known for her excellent performance in the various tournaments. From a very tender age, she started practising table tennis and was always keen on taking it up as a profession. Being trained by Indian coach Tapan Chandra and Korean coach Mekim, Poulomi started her tennis career in the year 1992. From her initial days itself, Poulomi Ghatak was a [...]

P. V. Sindhu or Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an ace shuttler and silver medalist at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. This young badminton player from Andhra Pradesh was born to volleyball players P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya in the year 1995. Her father was honoured with Arjuna Award for having displayed excellence in his sport. One of the youngest and talented badminton players of the contemporary times, Sindhu has featured in top 10 in the [...]

P.T. Usha (Pilavullakandi Thekkeparampil Usha) or ” Payolli Express” as she was popularly known was the reigning queen of Indian track and field for two decades. This “Golden Girl” was born on June 27, 1964 in a village called Koothali near Perambra in Kozhikode district of Kerala. She was interested in sports right from her childhood days. In 1976 the Kerala Government started a Sports division for women in Kannur, where Usha started practicing under [...]

Biography of Narsingh Yadav Narsingh Pancham Yadav is 27-year-old was born on 6 August, 1989. He is an Indian wrestler and made himself popular at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he bagged a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74 kg category. His parents are Pancham Yadav and Bhulna Devi. The family hails from eastern Uttar Pradesh. Narsingh lived in Mumbai with his father and brother, where his father distributed milk, while his mother lived [...]

Limba Ram was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1991, one of the superstars of Indian archery. The following year he won laurels for his country by winning the gold medal at the Asian Championship in Beijing. Coming from a poor tribal family of Rajasthan, the meteoric rise of Limba Ram can be an inspiring story for any youngster. Limba Ram was born on 30th January, 1972. The turning point in his life came in [...]

Leslie Walter Claudius was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur. Born on 25th March 1927, Leslie was of Anglo-Indian descent and was India’s triple Olympic gold medalist and one of the legends of hockey in India. As a part of the golden generation of Indian hockey, he along with his team won the Olympic gold three times in London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. As a midfielder player, Leslie was the first Indian [...]