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‘Impressed By Rahulji, Priyankaji’s Simplicity’

Boxer Vijender Singh is among several well-known faces from sports and entertainment to join politics

‘Impressed By Rahulji, Priyankaji’s Simplicity’
Illustration by Manjul
‘Impressed By Rahulji, Priyankaji’s Simplicity’
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2019-12-09T12:46:10+05:30

Ace boxer Vijender Singh, 33, was the toast of India at the 2008 Olympic Games, winning the first boxing medal for the country, a ‘golden’ bronze in middleweight. Having won the middleweight gold at the 2010 Asian Games, the six-footer turned pro in 2015 and has so far won all 10 professional bouts, before an injury stopped him. Originally from Kaluwas village in Haryana, the Padma Shri and Rajiv Khel Ratna winner has settled down in Vasant Kunj in south Delhi, the constituency from where he is up against sitting BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in the Lok Sabha elections.

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