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Laloo's son gets Bihar's top sports award

August 30, 2003 02:27 IST
Last Updated: August 30, 2003 02:33 IST

It's not cricket, many may grumble. But when Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, the younger son of the RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav, jauntily walked up to his Chief Minister mother Rabri Devi at the imposing stage of the Srikrishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Fridayto receive the 'Khel Kirti' samman, Bihar's highest sports award, the entire auditorium burst into loud applause.

The 12-year-old Tejaswi, a student ofDelhi Public School, R K Puram,shared the honours with Krishna Kumar Sharma (athletics), a discus throw gold medallistat the National Games inHyderabad last year -- the first for the state after its bifurcation, and Babar Arafat, who brought laurels tothe country, bagging gold medals in the 100 metres walkand softball throw at the Special Olympic Games in Dublin.

The son of Bihar's first couple isthe youngest recipient of the state's top sports award, conferredby the state's art, culture and youth ministry fordistinguished peformances in the field of sport.

However, Tejaswi has little to show for the award. His bio-data, released by the ministry, says herepresented the DPS in inter-school cricket and participated in some undisclosed school level trournaments in England and the US. He also represented Bihar in the under-12 K.D Singh Babu hockey tournament in Lucknow and under-15 throwball championship in Bangalore. But there are no details abouthis performances in thetournaments mentioned.

Tejaswi, however, was quick to donate the Rs 51,000that camewith the award to the Chief Minister's Fund, towardsextending help to poor sportspersons.

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Number of User Comments: 30

Sub: Laloo

Its mis-reported by the media. He actually got the award for breaking wind to the tune of Beethoven's Fifth.

Posted by GB

Sub: Award for Laloo's son

Congratulations to Mr. Laloo Yadav and his CM wife, Rabri Devi for making a mockery of our "Democracy". Till the time we have such politicians ...

Posted by Gaurav

Sub: laloo's oligarchy

This nonsense has been going on for quite some time.A few years ago Laloo's daughter received an award from Mr APJ Abdul Kalam( he was ...

Posted by Gaurav Mukherjee

Sub: Award to Lallo's son

Rabari & Lallo should be given the Bharat Ratna awards

Posted by PK


for the first couple of the BIHAR its only show of earlier their eldest daughter got highest marks in medical college now son got the ...

Posted by amit kumar



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