PANUCHA Babubhai < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 10 Aug 1978
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence India
Occupation Army
Languages Gujarati
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Joined the army at 18 where officers recognised and encouraged his talent. Initially he wanted to race in the marathon but realised he was better suited to the 20km race walk.
General Interest
Ambitions To qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and win a gold medal for India. (divyabhaskar.co.in, 25 Aug 2009)
Other information MONEY
He has suffered financially and was unable to purchase shoes in his youth and was encouraged by his parents to join the army to earn a living. However his earnings do not meet the medical expenses of his wife who has cancer and they currently live with his in-laws. (divyabhaskar.co.in 25 Aug 2009).

ARMY CAREER
He is a Havaldar in the Rajputana Regiment of the Indian Army, the equivalent ranking of a sergeant (news.oneindia.in 31 Oct 2007).