JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police wrestler, Benia clinched the 36th Annual Gran Morh Kesari Dangal title outplaying equally good Vikrant of Guru Hanuman Akhara Delhi in the main bout that lasted for 27 minutes at Gran Morh in district Reasi.
Wrestler Benia was awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 while runners-up, Vikrant was given away Rs 8,000 as prize money by the organizers. Additional Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Tara Singh was Chief Guest at this Dangal, who distributed cash prizes among the winners and runners-up.
Additional SP Reasi, M.S Chouan, SDPO Reasi, Jagdev Salathia, Naib Tehsildar, Munshi Ram and Advocate Pudam Dev Singh were Guests of Honour. Dangal was organised by Gran Morh Dangal Committee under the supervision of President J and K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma.
In total, 77 bouts were played and the second main bout went to Sagar of Sat Paul Akhara Delhi after he defeated Vikas of Khanna. Similarly, Parveen clinched third bout beating Farooq of Jammu while fourth bout was bagged by Sukha of Rajasthan, who beat Rafiq of Ludhiana. In fifth bout, Ranjeet of Ludhiana beat Jakker of Jammu.
Members of Organising Committee and those Technical Officials who helped in conduct of this Dangal include Sarpanch Raj Kumar Sharma (Raju), Ashwani Kumar Abrol, Tony Shah, Som Raj, Capt. Lehar Singh, Abdul Rashid, Bakilu (Panch), Krishan, Sandokh Singh, Inder Singh, Bansi Lal, Ashok Singh, Kartar Nath, Tilk Raj, Sunder Dass, Mohammad Fareed, Vijay Singh (Biju), Master Ram Krishan and Rajinder Kumar.
Other Results: Jagdev of Ludhiana beat Swarn Singh of Kot Bhawal, Kala of Phagwara defeated Kallu of Jammu, Abdul Guffar of Mallerkotla beat Onkar Singh of BSF, Bobari of Jammu trounced Yagha of Amritsar, Mohd. Akram of Jammu beat Kallu of Delhi, Gopal Sharma of Jindrah outplayed Prem of Amritsar, Kulbir Singh of Kot Bhawal beat Amjad of Mallerkotla, Liakat Ali of Panthal beat Jameet Lal of Akhnoor, Sabba of Ludhiana defeated Bagga of Jammu, Murad Ali of Jammu beat Satnam of Rajasthan, Billu of Jammu beat Hossiar Singh of Mohre, Maana of Rajasthan beat Akram of Jammu, Suneet Singh of Kalakote beat Shamsher Singh of Khore, Pawan of Akhnoor trounced Mohan Singh of Salal, Pritam Singh of Reasi beat Rajbeer of Rajasthan, Jamat Ali of Jammu beat Gurdev Singh of Devigarh and Parveen Singh of Ramnagar beat Karnail Singh Reasi.