Raju Bhavsar

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former kabaddi player Raju Bhavsar with then p.m Manmohan Singh .
Raju Bhavsar
Personal information
Birth nameRaju bhavsar
Full nameSriram(raju)dinanath bhavsar
Nickname(s)Golden man , styler king
Born (1962-08-30) 30 August 1962 (age 56)
OccupationSr.Flight purser at Air india
Years active1981 to 1993
EmployerAir india
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Spouse(s)Veena bhavsar
PositionAll rounder
Turned pro1982
Coached byBapu zambre

Raju Bhavsar is a former Indian[1] kabaddi player. He has played for national kabaddi team and represented in international tournaments for almost eight years.[2]


He played for Mumbai Maharashtra. His playing style was all rounder. He was the captain of the national kabaddi team, which won a historic gold medal in the first ever indoor international kabaddi tournament held at Birmingham, England in 1993.[3]

He represented India and won a gold medal for India at the kabaddi Asian championship held at Calcutta in 1987.[4]

He was part of the Indian kabaddi team that qualified for the 9th kabaddi Asian games in Beijing, winning gold against Bangladesh in 1990.[5]

He was awarded India's second highest sports honour, Arjuna Award in 1996 by the President of India.[6][7][8]


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  2. ^ "PKL changed the scenario, says Bhavsar". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2016-07-04. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ "England". EKA. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  4. ^ 3rd South Asian Federation Games 1987 (Calcutta, India). rsssf.com.
  5. ^ "Kabaddi at the 1990 Asian Games - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  6. ^ "Raju Bhavsar Kabaddi". Khel Kabaddi. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  7. ^ Viswanath, G. (2016-02-26). "Services players give ProKabaddi new, vibrant look". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  8. ^ "राजू भावसार खेळाडू आयोगाचे प्रमुख". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2018-12-21.