Punjab wrestler lifts Pabber Dangal title

Winning wrestlers posing for a group photograph with dignitaries at Katra.
Winning wrestlers posing for a group photograph with dignitaries at Katra.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KATRA, Feb 23: Wrestler Fareed of Dinanagar Punjab lifted 7th Annual Pabber Dangal title by defeating wrestler Nisar of J&K Police, organized at village Pabber, here today.
Fareed was adjudged as the best wrestler of the Dangal which was organized by Pabber Dangal Committee in association with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association. The title winner wrestler Fareed was awarded with cash prize of Rs 21000 while runner-up wrestler Nisar got the prize of Rs 12.000.
About 53 bouts were played during the Dangal.
The 2nd bout was fought between Surjeet Singh of Reasi and Rajesh Sharma of J&K Police. Another 2nd malli bout was also fought between Rashid of Domana Akhara Jammu and Nadeem of Doda; both the bouts ended in a draw and all the wrestlers were awarded with cash prize of Rs 4000.
Chand Fouji of Narkote, Reasi beat Billu of Bajrangi Akhara Jammu, Ankush of Udhampur beat Prittam Singh of Danda Baghan, Sunil of Kot Bhalwal Jammu trounced Aslam of Kathua, Tirthu of Manwal defeated Shoota Benia of Udhampur, Subash of Narkote beat Panku of J&K Police and Suresh of Pathankot got better of Ali of Kathua, Gopal Sharma of Jindrah defeated Man Hussain of Jammu and Sahil of Kathua beat Arif of J&K Police.
The bouts of Dangal were officiated by Gul Mohd and Tulinder Kumar, whereas president J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association and vice president Indian Style wrestling Association of India were the chief guests and Tehsildar Reasi Munshi Ram and Inspector Pardeep Singh were the guests of honour.