Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Inspector, Public Servant
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up long jump at high school in India.
|Why this sport?
||"My dad was a Madhya Pradesh level long jumper. He taught me the sport, and wanted me to be a big jumper."
|Name of coach
||Bedros Bedrosian [national], ROU
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Long-jumping is a mind game." (newindianexpress.com, 23 Dec 2017)
||He played state level volleyball in school. (hindu.com, 18 May 2010)
||His father competed in long jump at state level in India. (hindu.com, 18 May 2010)
||To win a medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (newindianexpress.com, 23 Dec 2017)
He joined the Income Tax Department of India under a sports quota programme that allows him to train and compete internationally. (newindianexpress.com, 23 Dec 2017)
He grew up in the village of Bhidausa in India, where there were no training facilities available to him. "In my village there is not even a mud track to run on. I was hoping that after the movie on Paan Singh [Indian soldier and athlete] was released there would be some facility for sports provided in the Chambal village. Now, I hope that after hearing about me people will realise that there are talented athletes in Bhidausa." (archive.indianexpress.com, 26 Apr 2013)