Wrestler Sagar of Sat Paul Akhara in Delhi lifted 80th Annual Katra Chamba Keseari dangal after he defeated Pappu of Khanna in Punjab in the main bout played at Chamba two kilometers from holy town of Katra in district Reasi.
In the day-long dangal, president of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma was the chief guest, who gave Rs 4,000 cash prize to Sagar and Rs 2500 to wrestler Pappu. Sarpanch Chamba, Sham Singh presided. Assistant Sub-Inspector, Liaket Ali, Numbedars, Ratten Singh and Ram Rattan were guests of honour.
Dangal was organized by Village Welfare Committee Chamba under the aegis of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association.
About 40 bouts were played in this dangal. The second main bout was won by Swarn Singh of Kot Bhawal beating Raju of Kapurthalla in Punjab to receive a cash prize of Rs 2500.
The third main bout remained undecided between Parveen of Jallander and Bobari of Jammu, resulting into both shared Rs 1500 cash prize. Fourth bout went to Murad Ali of Nagrota who trounced Billa of Jullinder.
Village Welfare Committee members and technical officials, who helped in smooth conduct of dangal were Sarpanch Sham Singh, Numberdar Ratten Singh, Shanker Dass, Jakker Hussian, Gain Chand, Ram Singh, Dalip Singh, Dillawar Singh, Pappu Lakri, Angrej Singh and Ved Parkash Singh.
Other Results: Kala of Nargada beat Shesha of BSF Jammu, Manjor of Jammu beat Krishan of Jullandher, Dheer of Amritsar beat Amir Khan of Jammu, Liakat Ali of Panthal beat Daleep Singh of Jammu, Kuldeep Singh of Ladha beat Raju of Jammu, Shesha of BSF beat Joga of Jalhander, Liaket Ali beat Bachan Singh of Jammu, Veera of Kapurthalla beat Shamsher of Jourian Jammu, Raj Kumar of Butan beat Sonu. Bouts between Mangha of Jullinder and Pappu of Jindrah and Veera of Kapurthalla and Laikat Ali of Panthal ended in a draw.