Wrestler, Abdul Gaffur of Mallerkotla in Punjab clinched the 15th Surinsar Kesari dangal title beating Pahalwan Mohd. Akram of Jammu in the main bout that took place at Surinsar in block Dansal of district Jammu. Minister for Tourism, Nawang Rigzin Jora was chief guest in this dangal which was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with Department of Tourism.
Minister presented Rs 4,000 cash prize to winner, Abdul Gaffur and Rs 3000 to runners up Mohd Akram. Among others present were president of the host Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma presided while MLA Nagrota, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Director Tourism, Robbin Singh Metha as also chairman Jammu Parytan Vikas Mandal, Ravi Mahajan and president Hotel and Lodges Association Jammu, Inderjeet Khajuria were guests of honour. In all, 26 bouts played in this day-long event.
The second main bout went to Amjad Ali of Mallerkotla, who beat Bobari of Shiv Mandir Akhara Jammu while Sony, again of Mallerkotla won third bout outplaying Murad Ali of Jammu.
In fourth bout, Attar Din of Jammu defeated Vijay Sharma of Bain-Bajalta.
Other Results: Kuldeep Singh of Roun-Domail beat Baba Dayaran of Akhnoor, Liquat Ali of Panthal beat Mohd. Akram of Jammu, Amir Khan of Nargada beat Alam Din of Mallerkotla, Javed of Nargada beat Kuldeep Singh of Laddha (Udhampur), Tirthu of Manwal beat Sunny of Jammu and Amir Khan of Nargada beat Vijay Sharma of Bain-Bagaltha. The J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, local committee members and technical officials who helped in the conduct of dangal were Inderjeet Khajuria, PR Sharma, Bansi Lal Tidyal, Mulk Raj Sharma, Om Parkash Kapoor, Mohd. Fareed, Vijay Singh (Biju), Subash Singh, Rehmat Ali, Jagdish Khajuria, Sudershan Singh Jamwal, Surinder Singh Jamwal, Krishan Chand and Swarn Singh. Meanwhile, Shiv Kumar Sharma expressed thanks to the Tourism Minister for extending a helping hand to the game of wrestling. He said that Minister has promised financial help for wrestling competitions which will go a long way in promoting the game in the rural pockets of the state.