Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Serves in the Army
||English, Hindi, Punjabi
||KK College: Brahmapur, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He was interested in bodybuilding growing up, and first tried weightlifting in 2004. In 2007 he joined the Beer Hanuman Club in Brahmapur, India.
|Why this sport?
||He began training to help with his government job and also to protect his family.
|Club / Team
||Army Sports Institute: Pune, IND
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
|Most influential person in career
||His mother. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||Coach Imare Zsuga from Hungary and Turkish weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014, 30 Jul 2014)
||He recovered from a shoulder injury and a bout of fever in time to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (intoday.in, 31 Jul 2012)
|Awards and honours
||He was presented with an Arjuna Award in 2011. (orissadiary.com, 29 Aug 2011)