New Delhi\Chandigarh: Indian Wrestler and Commonwealth Gold Winner Babita Kumari Phogat and her Father cum Coach Mahavir Phogat on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Party’s Working Chief JP Nadda, Haryana Chief Subhash Barala, and Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju.

Hailing from the Dadri district, the father-daughter duo has been vocal regarding the sports policy and programmes till now. They have also heaped praises for PM Narendra Modi and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Babita kumara Phogat is one of the two Phogat sisters who inspired the film Dangal. The discipline of their father Mahavir Phogat and the dedication of the Phogat sisters have brought them a long way. They are the first female wrestlers from the country and have inspired a lot of women to take up wrestling seriously.

The Director of Dangal, Nitesh Tiwari made a film on the life of Dronacharya Awardee Mahavir Phogat and his daughters, Geeta & Babita Phogat who won a lot of laurels for the country in the field of Wrestling.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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