L Ibomcha Singh – Boxing
Mr. Ibomcha Singh is popularly known as the man behind the meteoric rise of feisty boxer MC Mary Kom. From supporting her to take up the sport to fighting all social oppressions in our country, Mr. Singh has laid his heart and soul to see Mary’s career blossom.
He faced several issues like paucity of infrastructural facilities and difficulty in giving good international exposure to his pupils. However, through his sheer grit, as brilliantly documented in the Bollywood movie “Mary Kom”, he helped in creating a jewel and a role-model for all young girls in the Indian society.
Mary, would later go on to become a 5 time world champion and a bronze medal winner in the flyweight category of the 2012 London Olympics. He was rightfully conferred with the prestigious Dronacharya award in the year 2010.