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Friday, 27 November 2020

Wrestlers Bajrang, Sangeeta tie the knot, take 8 ‘pheras’

Hisar, November 26

Wrestler Bajrang Punia tied the knot with Sangeeta Phogat in a private ceremony in Balali village of Dadri district on Wednesday.

Sangeeta Phogat is the younger sister of the Dangal girls—Geeta and Babita. Sangeets is also a wrestler.

Keeping in mind the COVID protocols, a limited number of guests were present at the function.

Punia, who is a Khel Ratna and a Padma Shri awardee, and top-most wrestler in his weight group in the world, belongs to Khudan village in Jhajjar district and is presently, living in Sonepat.

The newly-wedded couple took eight 'pheras'. The eight 'phera' was dedicated to the girl child as they vowed for the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'—a government campaign.

Sangeeta's father and coach expressed his happiness over her marriage.

Punia has represented India in 65kg weight category, and has won three medals, including one in silver, and two bronze, in world wrestling championships. — TNS

from The Tribune

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