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Akhada: The Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat

Akhada has hit the stands two days prior to Dangal. Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Poghat is the complete story of Mr.Mahavir Singh and his journey to make his daughters the world famous wrestlers.

Dangal the much spoken movie lately has brought the story of Phogat sisters to spotlight. The movie revolves around Mahavir Singh and his two daughters. But, in reality all the four sisters (Geeta, Babita, Ritu and Sangita) of Phogat family are wrestlers.Mahavir didn’t stop there, he has also trained his brother’s daughters Priyanka and Vinesh.

Were Geeta, Babita and Vinesh have won Gold medals in Commonwelath games in different categories; Priyanka has won Silver in Asian Championships. Ritu is a national champion and Sangita has won medals in age-level international championship.

It was a tuff journey for Mahavir Singh to take his daughters to world stage. His whole village was against him when he started training the girls. But he stuck on to his decision and go on to win the hearts of the same.

Dangal has cinematic additions but the actual story was explained in the Akhada authored by Saurabh Duggal.



Author: Saurabh Duggal

Published by: Hachette India

Pages: 232 Paperback

Price: 161 Buy Now







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