India's Rio Paralympians - Farman Basha
September 8, 2016
Farman Basha is widely regarded as one of the most promising sportsman in the world of power lifting.
His story is an inspiring one in many ways. Born to a poor family in Karnataka, Basha got polio when he was a year old.
He started power lifting after his neighbour introduced him to sports for persons with physical disabilities. He uses calipers and a wheelchair to move around.
Basha first represented India at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. He won a silver bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Para Games in China, which was later upgraded to a silver.
He won the Arjuna Award in 2008.
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