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Anand Mahindra Vouches To Support National Boxer Turned Auto Driver To Boost His Academy

| Published on April 21, 2021

It is quite compelling to see how the world unites to help people. Another miraculous discovery took place when the Internet was able to find Abid Khan, a former boxer from North India who now drives an auto to sustain his living. A video was circulated around the internet where netizens discussed how Indian sportsmen were neglected after their careers were over.

It was in the 1980s when he coached the boxing team for 5 years. He was a representative of the Punjab University and was also a student of the National University of Sports, Patiala. In the video that was shared by a number of netizens, Khan mentions how he faced a financial crunch and was forced to take up minute jobs to survive. He has been struggling for quite some time and had discouraged his children to join the sports fraternity as well, after being treated poorly by the Indian community. He does want to go back to coaching again.

This is when Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra stepped in. He claims that he is pleased to see Khan not begging for a handbook. Mahindra is someone who has invested in people, time and again, depending on their talents, and he would be pleased to do the same for Khan.

And here’s how netizens reacted. It is astounding to see how help comes through and in the quickest possible time.

The video was primarily shared by Sports Journalist, Saurabh Duggaon on Twitter.

What do you think of Mahindra’s initiative to help a former sportsperson?

Source: News 18

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