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Maha Singh Rao

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Maha Singh Rao

Born: 1 July 1958

  • He is a wrestler and wrestling coach from Chirawa, Rajasthan in India.
  • In 2006, he was awarded the Dronacharya Award, the highest award of the land in the field of coaching of sports and athletics, by the government of India.
  • After finishing his studies he joined the Sports Authority of India as a Wrestling Coach.
  • He started training disciples in both freestyle wrestling and Indian style also known as pehlwani.
  • His initial posting was in Guru Hanuman Akhara in New Delhi which was at that time being managed by Guru Hanuman, a legendary figure in the Indian style of wrestling.
  • He started training the budding pehlwans under the able guidance of Guru Hanuman.
  • He was briefly transferred to Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan but soon was sent back to Delhi where he is currently training wrestlers in the Guru Hanuman Akhara in New Delhi.
  • After the demise of Guru Hanuman in May 1999, the whole responsibility of managing and training the young wrestlers came down on Maha Singh.
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