|Tuesday, 30 March 2010|
MULLANPUR: Lalli of Kuali and Kamajit Dhumcheri kept more than 3500 spectators spell bound in the most important bout of the Vishal Kusti Dangal organised by Vishwakarama Mahavir Gymnasium and Wrestling Club in Mullanpur on Monday.
Both wrestlers were evenly matched in the bout fought on a muddy akhara, a traditional arena for Indian wrestlers.
With equal points, they were declared joint winners for the "Bari Jhandi" which carried a cash prize of Rs 51,000. They split the money.
In a bout which carried a cash prize of Rs 41,000, Kinder Lalian outpointed Balwinder Delhi. Kinder got Rs 27,000 and Balwinder will take home Rs 14,000.
In another prize money of Rs 41,000, Sunny Lalian and Kakka Baras were declared joint winners and they split the prize money equally.
Local wrestler Gollu Mullanpur and Satish of Alamgir were involved in an exciting draw. With equal honours, Gollu and Satish split Rs 41,000. Another local wrestler Ashok defeated Kukoo Barliwal for a cash prize of Rs 21,000.
Tarsem of Mullanpur defeated Kuldeep Nada and pocked Rs 3100. There were several other bouts which carried cash prizes.
According to Organising Secretary Vinod Sharma more than 500 wrestlers from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other states took part in the wrestling dangal.
Former Kansal Sarpanch Arjun Singh inaugurated the dangal while Hardayal Singh Cheema distributed the prizes. Club president Sher Singh, vice-president Harjinder Singh Rana and cashier Ravi Sharma were also present on the occasion.
The organisers also engaged more than 12 'dholus" who kpet in beating drumbs in groups to cheer up the wrestlers.
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