|Type of Impairment
||Impaired muscle power
|Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
||Wife Jaswinder Kaur, two daughters
||English, Hindi, Punjabi
||Computing - Guru Nanak Dev University [GNDU]: Amritsar, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began powerlifting in 1995 in Mehsampur, India.
|Why this sport?
||"I was inspired by my friend Surinder Singh Rana and I decided to do something different in life."
|Club / Team
||PHS Youth and Sports Club Mehsampur: India
|Name of coach
||Vijay Munishwar [national]
||New Delhi, IND
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and claiming a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
|Hero / Idol
||Indian Para javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Compete with yourself every day and be positive." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
|Awards and honours
||In 2006 he received the Arjuna Award from the president of India. (ibnlive.in.com, 26 Aug 2006)
He was named the 2003 Strongman of India. (melbourne2006.com.au, 03 Apr 2006)
||He has impaired muscle power in his legs as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age eight months. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; zeenews.india.com, 25 Aug 2015; ketto.org, 2015)
In August 2015 he began working as a weightlifting coach for the Sports Authority of India [SAI] at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, India. (dailypioneer.com, 24 Mar 2019; Facebook profile, 06 Jun 2017; zeenews.india.com, 25 Aug 2015)