Former National Champion from Bihar’s Kabbadi Team, Shanti Devi represented Bihar team in more than 10 national tournaments.
Former Kabbadi Player Shanti Devi. India Today
Now over two decades later, Shanti has not only quit the world of sports but also given up on the hope that the government would ever help her.
Over two decades on, Shanti now sells vegetables at a local market in Jamshedpur, her achievement and medals lying forgotten in the corner of her house.
Representational Gif. You Tube
To make matters worse, the government and politicians over the years not only failed to help her, but many have just used her name and fame make false promises during elections, and then leave her to her plight, completely forgetting about her.
In 2014, India saw the launch of its first ever Pro-Kabbadi League. Over the weeks, Kabbadi took the country by storm and many, including celebs, were left awestruck by the fast paced game.
Bollywood Celebs watch Pro Kabbadi League. India.com