Born on Dec 10, 1989, Bharat Kumar, a world champion, has made India proud by winning over 50 medals in para-swimming contests.
Bharat Kumar was born with a right hand by birth, but his physical disability never dissuades him from pursuing his dreams.
A native of Haryana, which has given the country sportspersons like Virendra Sehwag and Sushil Kumar, Bharat drew inspiration from them. He too wanted to pursue sports and bring glory to the nation, a dream which he did realize later with his hard-work and determination.
Son of a daily wage worker, Bharat did not want to settle for a mediocre life. Due to his family’s unstable financial condition, his father wasn’t pleased with his decision to pursue sports. However, Bharat Kumar did not give up on his dreams and went on to become an international para-swimmer. He participated in various swimming contests in England, Ireland, Holland, Malaysia, and China and brought many medals back home.
Not just swimming, he’s also won medals across various sports including shotput, and 400m track race. He has a total of 2 international titles and 50 medals to his credit.