Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Serves in the Army, Student
||Hindi, Punjabi, English
||Humanities - Lovely Professional University: India
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up shooting in 2004 at the Indian Army's training range in Pune, India.
|Why this sport?
||"Shooting started after I joined the army. Before that I had no idea about the sport. When I joined the army in 2004 and was undergoing training in Pune, an internal instructor had come to scout new talent. They told me to join the training system because I had shot well during training. But what they had seen was nothing but a fluke. I had lined up for a shot during combat training, the soldier besides me took his shot and such was the sound that I inadvertently ended up releasing the trigger. I have no idea how the trigger got pulled but the shot hit the bullseye. And I was the only one who hit the bullseye. And that changed my life."
|Club / Team
||Indian Army: India
|Name of coach
||Victor Venenko [personal], UKR
||Right eye, right hand
||In September 2014 he was diagnosed with cervical spondylitis, a neck related complaint. The injury was a result of over training. (indianexpress.com, 26 Sep 2014)
|Awards and honours
||In August 2016 he received the Arjuna Award, the highest sporting honour in India. (pib.nic.in, 22 Aug 2016)
||To compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 18 May 2018)