Wrestling couple Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia tie the knot; take 8 ‘pheras’; learn why


Tribune News Service
Hisar, November 26

Wrestler Bajrang Punia tied the knot with Sangeeta Phogat in a private ceremony in Balali village of Dadri district on Wednesday night.  

Sangeeta Phogat is the younger sister of the Dangal girls—Geeta and Babita. Sangeets is also a wrestler. 

Keeping in mind the COVID protocols, a limited number of guests were present at the function. 

Punia, who is a Khel Ratna and a Padma Shri awardee, and top-most wrestler in his weight group in the world, belongs to Khudan village in Jhajjar district and is presently, living in Sonipat.  

The newly-wedded couple took eight ‘pheras’. The eight ‘phera’ was dedicated to the girl child as they vowed for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’—a government campaign. 

Sangeeta’s father, sisters—Geeta and Babita, and coach expressed their happiness over her marriage. 

Punia has represented India in 65kg weight category, and has won three medals, including one in silver, and two bronze, in world wrestling championships. 

Despite this, he has also won a gold and silver medal in Asian games and Commonwealth Games. 



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