FARMAN Basha < Back  
Sport Para Powerlifting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 25 Mar 1974 in Bangalore, IND
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Atonita
Residence Bengaluru, IND
Occupation Coach
Languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Higher education Electronic Engineering - Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic [SJP]: Bengaluru, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began powerlifting in 1996 at the ITI Sports Club in Bangalore, India.
Why this sport? "It is the hardest and most challenging one."
International Debut
Year 1999
Competing for India
Location Bangkok, THA
General Interest
Most influential person in career His wife. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Injuries A shoulder injury affected his performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (thehindu.com, 20 Oct 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I get influenced by the numbers seven and 11." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Try and try until you succeed." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours He was named the 2008 Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year by the Karnataka Government in India. (indianetzone.com, 24 Jun 2015)

In 2007 he was presented with the Arjuna Award by the Paralympic Committee of India. (paralympicindia.org, 15 Apr 2010)

He won the Strongman of India award in 2005. (melbourne2006.com.au, 26 Mar 2006)
Impairment His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012; melbourne2006.com.au, 26 Mar 2006)