Railways announce Rs 75 lakh award for Sushil Kumar

  • IANS, Kolkata
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  • Updated: Aug 12, 2012 19:50 IST

The Indian Railways on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs 75 lakh for Sushil Kumar, who bagged a silver in the 66kg freestyle wrestling contest at the London Olympics.

Railway minister Mukul Roy also announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh to Kumar's guru Satpal Singh.

"Sushil is a Northern Railway official. He won a bronze in Beijing. We were expecting a gold from him. But nevertheless he has won the silver. We are proud of him," Roy said.

 

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