Further Personal Information
||Partner, Poulomi Ghatak
||Bengali, Hindi, English
||Vivekananda College : Kolkata, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began playing table tennis in February, 1990.
|Why this sport?
||He watched his father and sister play.
|Club / Team
||Petroleum Sports Promotion Board: India
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Babai. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)
||Listening to music and watching television. (TTFI, 11 Oct 2006)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning the fifth and deciding match to claim the gold medal in the team competition at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. "I told myself not to try too hard, and it worked," he said. "The crowd support was amazing and a big surprise. I think because we were the underdogs we received a lot of support from the crowd." (Sportstar, 01 Apr 2007)
|Hero / Idol
||2000 Olympic Games table tennis gold medallist Kong Linghui of China. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)
||He was out of action for six months after undergoing surgery on an injured knee in 2008. (telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
|Awards and honours
||He received the Arjuna Award, a national honour sponsored by the Indian government to recognise achievement in sport, in 2006. (telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
||His father used to play table tennis and cricket and his older sister is a state-level table tennis player. His partner, Poulomi Ghatak, is also a table tennis player at the national level.(telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
||He wants to be ranked inside the world's top 100 players and compete in an Olympic Games. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)