Early Times Report
JAMMU, Apr 16: Wrestler Jagroop of Amritsar in Punjab lifted the 81st edition of Jhajjar Kotli Kesari dangal after he defeated equally good Som Vir of Bahadurgarh in Harayana in the main bout that took place at Jhajjar Kotli in district Jammu. Dangal was organized by Jhajjar Kotli Dangal Committee under the aegis of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association.
President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma was chief guest, who presented the title to Jagroop. Member Legislative Assembly (MLA), Jugal Kishore Sharma and BSP leader Rakesh Wazir, Congress leader, Shiv Dev Singh and SHO Jhajjar Kotli, YS Jambal were guests of honour.
In all, 51 bouts were played in this dangal. Wiinner of main bout, Jagroop was presented a cash prize of Rs 1,8000 while Som Vir got Rs 13,000.
The prize money of Rs 31,000 was sponsored by Awadh Travels India, Katra.
Second main bout was won by Benia of J&K Police beating Paula of Himachal Pardesh while third main bout went to Sagar of Delhi who beat Sukha of Rajasthan.
In fourth bout, Kaka of Amritsar outplayed Abdul Gaffar of Mallerkotla.
Other results: Kaka of Dera Baba Nanak beat Rajinder of Army of Udhampur, Jagdish of Pathankot beat Rohit of Delhi, Rajesh of J&K Police Jammu beat Lalli of Ajnala, Bobari of Jammu beat Saroj of Pathankot, Shesh Kumar of BSF Jammu beat Kaka of Jallandhar, Bagga of Jammu beat Kaka of Jallandhar, Attar Din of Jammu beat Sarwan of Rajsthan, Murad Ali of Jammu beat Baachi of Amritsar, Sahil Sharma beat Raj Kumar, Joginder Singh beat Hossiar Singh. The bout between Tirthu and Sunny ended in a draw.
Jhajjar Kotli Dangal Committee members and technical officials who helped for conduct of the event were Durga Dass Thappa, Kaka Ram, Swarn Singh Chark, Tara Mani, Bishan Dass, Bashir Mohd., Ravi Kumar Baru, Raj Kumar, Satish Kumar, Mohd. Shaffi, Yash Paul, Sunil Advocate, Kala, Soni, Ajeeta Thappa, Khan Mir, Mustaq Hussian, Vijay Kumar, Sultan Mohd., Mohd. Sharif, Ajit Singh, Magger Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Tara Chand, Rajinder Kumar, Vijay Singh, Mohd. Fareed, Sarpanch Balwan Singh, Sarpanch Romesh Chander, and Raj Singh.