Sri Krishna Kesari – 2017 wrestling championship goes to Jamalpur Saikiran


Jamalpur Saikiran is the winner of 1st Sri Krishna Kesari – 2017 wrestling championship, under the 85-100kgs category, held on 24 May 2017 at L. B. Staduim, Hyderabad. He was awarded the Title, a Sword, a Mace (Gada) and a Royal Enfield. SaiKiran and his elder sibling Jamalpur Narsing, both have participated in this competition, however, Narsing could not make it into the semi-finals. Both the siblings have become popular and their names are making rounds from last few years in the Telangana world of wrestling. Their parents Jamalpur Raju and Sunitha take pride in their achievements and stands by them in their ups and downs. It’s their love and support which is helping them rise.

The Wrestling championship of Sri Krishna Kesari which started on 22 May 2017 and concluded on 24 May 2017 at L. B. Stadium where Saikiran won over Issa bin Jaaved with 4 points and Bala Kesari (junior title) was won by Devi Singh Thakur over Vijay Kumar Vinaykar. The event has witnessed many dignitaries including CommonWealth Games Gold medalist and Arjuna awardee Pancham Narsing Yadav ji, SM Arif ji, Azeem Ali ji, Hansraj ji, Venkateshwara Reddy ji (Telangana Sports Authority Chairman), Kailash Nath ji (Co-founder and MD, 1 to Z sports Association), Anjan Kumar Yadav, ex-MP and many more.

Both the brothers, Sai Kiran and Narsing are under the tutelage of Gulab Singh Pahelwan of Gulab Vyayamshala, Puranapul. Earlier, in some of the tournaments, both the siblings had to face each other in the finals. A sea of emotions rises among the jury and audiences. It’s a mixed bag feeling to have them confront in the finals as on one hand, it takes pride to see the two who have made it to the finals, share the same blood, and on the other hand, sad that one has to win, means, the other has to lose. Indeed a pensive mood! There’s neither intensity nor excitement in such finale for the very reason that both the finalists are siblings.

A victory rally is organized, every time they win from the Gulab Singh Vyayamshala towards their home. All the relatives, neighbors and well-wishers participate in the rally and congratulate the winner(s) and family. A welcome felicitation is given by the family members at their gate entrance. The feeling is just that of a war hero returning home. Saikiran and Narsingh with their relentless hard work and success stories are making their near and dear one’s chest swell with pride. Let’s wish good luck in all their future endeavors.

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