From Tiranaga to Tauliya
Sushil Kumar, an individual known for his wrestling now he has reserved for homicide accusations and now captured. He conveyed the Indian banner at the initial function of the 2012 London Olympics. His 2008 Olympic decoration was second for India in wrestling and the first since Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s bronze award at the 1952 Summer Olympics. In July 2009, he got the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s most noteworthy honor for sportspersons. On 3 October 2010, Kumar gave the Queen’s Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Sushil won the gold award in the 74 kg division at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. On 23 May 2021, he was captured for supposed association in the homicide of a 23-year-old individual grappler Sagar Dhankar in Delhi.
It began with a battle once again property. It finished with a previous junior public hero, Sagar Dhankhar, getting pounded into the ground. Also, an ex-title holder, a double cross Olympic medallist, Sushil Kumar, getting captured subsequent to being on the run for near three weeks.
On Sunday, Sushil, who put India on world wrestling’s guide, shrouded his face behind a yellow-white towel as Delhi Police’s Special Cell work force strutted him before cameras. His companion and individual grappler Ajay Sherawat, wearing a dark shirt with ‘Leniency for creatures’ recorded on it, was close to him.
The two had been confounding state borders avoiding cops since May 5, the day after the episode. Both are referenced in the FIR and have been blamed for homicide, kidnapping, and criminal connivance.
It’s an emotional tumble from the finesse of a competitor who medalled at successive Olympics — an uncommon accomplishment in a country that had an aggregate of two individual decorations somewhat recently. As destiny would have it, the supposed setting for the dangerous accident that set off this grouping of occasions was Sushil’s lasting base for over twenty years and the country’s most productive wrestling sequential construction system – New Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium.
Until the evening of the episode, May 4, Sushil was supposed to get ready hard at his celebrated institute of matriculation for that last push to cut the Tokyo Olympics. In spite of the fact that he was overlooked for the qualifiers, he didn’t surrender. “I actually have a ton of wrestling left in me. It (vocation) will not end like this,” he had said, pompously. Presently one marvels, is this how his distinguished lifetime closes?
Sources in Delhi Police say Sagar was limited and attacked in the Chhatrasal storm cellar. Stowed away from the rest of the world, it’s a rambling however faintly lit space that is sufficiently large to house around 50 vehicles. In any case, it has never been utilized as a stopping office. All things being equal, wrestling mats were laid in this wide hallway with dazzling pink dividers. It has an improvised exercise center, a small office, and an imploring region. It’s a uninviting spot watched by stout men with intrusive eyes, who remain close to the goliath metal entryways, guaranteeing the passage of just a limited handful.
Unexpectedly, many youngsters who stroll past the iron entryways of the North-West Delhi arena additionally took up wrestling hence. “Experiencing childhood in these parts, you are never a long way from brutality,” said Pradeep, a grappler who alludes to himself exclusively by his first name. “My folks dreaded I’d become a hooligan. In this way, they sent me to Chhatrasal to become like Sushil pehelwan.” In these parts, nearly every individual who wrestled needed to resemble Sushil.
He was 14 when he joined the Chhatrasal Stadium’s akhara, which was begun in 1988 by his previous mentor, presently father-in-law, Satpal Singh. The two Olympic decorations, bronze at Beijing 2008 and silver at the London Games, and a big showdown title in 2010 shot Sushil to a status that not many Indian sportspersons appreciate.
There are some people who can’t digest success.