Further Personal Information
||Wife Pooja Banerjee
||Athlete, Railway Worker
||Economics - St Stephen's College: New Delhi, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up the sport in fifth grade at school.
|Why this sport?
||"My mother took me to the pool when I was in class five. In the beginning, I never liked swimming and used to make excuses to skip practice. But as I improved and won medals, my interest in swimming developed."
|Club / Team
||Indian Railways [IND] / Dolphin Aquatics [IND]:
|Name of coach
||Nihar Ameen [club], IND
||Watching movies, going on long drives. (Facebook page, 23 Jun 2018)
||An ankle injury in February 2018 forced him to miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (newindianexpress.com, 07 Mar 2018)
|Awards and honours
||In 2012 he received the Arjuna award, the highest sporting honour in India. (dailyexcelsior.com, 20 Aug 2012)
||His wife Pooja and sister Pallavi are swimmers and have competed at national level. (deccanchronicle.com, 13 Feb 2017; swimswam.com, 01 May 2018)
||To compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (newindianexpress.com, 07 Mar 2018)
He joined the Indian Railways under a sports quota programme that allows him to train and compete internationally. (Facebook profile, 27 May 2018; thehindu.com, 07 Oct 2017)