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Dil hai chota sa...Choti si aasha
Achieving laurels one flick at a time, Krishna Nagar, earlier mocked for his dwarfism, has shut a million mouths with his unparalleled flair at Badminton and his roaring victory at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. He defeated Chu Man Kai of Hongkong in the men’s single SH6 class final to become the World No. 2 India para-badminton player.
Diagnosed with dwarfism at the tender age of 2, Nagar was unfortunately ridiculed by his peers for his deformity, so much so, that this 4 feet 5 inch tall shuttler was coaxed to try an array of rigorous exercises, only to finally accept his fate and make a thudding statement with his hard work.
Nagar stumbled upon this sport at age 14 and picked it up as his hobby. However, what’s truly serendipitous to his journey was his introduction to the world of para-badminton in 2017.
Yes, this was his ‘I’ll change my life’ moment. In no time, Krishna shifted basis to Lucknow to learn under the effective aegis of Dronacharya Awardee Indian para-badminton team head Gaurav Khanna. Since then, he has been adding feathers to his cap, bringing fame to his dear hometown and country alike.
His love for India knows no bounds, as attested by his Instagram post right after his whopping success at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 which read, “Today is the result of my years of hard work and I am happy that my preparation for this day has finally paid off.
I would like to dedicate this medal to our Corona Warriors who in the truest sense are the real heroes to each one of us. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, CM Rajasthan Shri Ashok Gehlotji...the entire coaching staff whose constant support
and hard work have helped realise my dream and make my country proud.”
Making it big in prestigious championships across the globe, Khanna’s protégé received hearty congratulatory messages from the who’s who of the country, PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath and Sadhguru, to name a few.
Currently employed as Assistant Conservator of Frest in Rajasthan, Krishna Nagar is all set to climb even taller mountains and etch his name in gold.