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BAI president comes to the rescue of para shuttler Sugil Abbas

569   //    15 Nov 2017, 20:17 IST

Abbas is looking for funding for an artificial arm
Abbas has been looking for funding for an artificial arm

What's the story?

Social media really is a beautiful thing. Apart from connecting friends and family to each other, every now and then it acts as the catalyst for something much greater. Now, it seems as though it may have just made the career of 26-year-old para-athlete Sugil Abbas.

A Newsminute report on Abbas' condition came to the attention of none other than the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), Himanta Biswa Sarma, who acknowledged the efforts of Abbas and on behalf of the association, offered to fund the artificial arm for the para-shuttler.

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In case you didn't know...

Abbas is a household name among the para-division of the badminton circuit and he is widely considered to be the best doubles player in the entire division.

The heart of the matter

The response from the BAI President was met with resounding approval by the masses as several Twitter users from all over the country lauded the move to fund the arm. Abbas himself was quick to spring into action, providing the Badminton Association with his details in order to get in touch with them.

Abbas was thankful to the President for all his support and also tweeting her wishes was ace shuttler Sikki Reddy, who hailed Dr. Sarma for this step.

What's next?

Sugil will continue to prepare for the 2020 Paralympic Games and is currently in Hyderabad for the same. His career is expected to advance rapidly following this remarkable incident.

Author's take

Social media really does make all the difference sometimes. Don't be surprised if you see the name Sugil Abbas among the top-tier athletes in para-competition soon. He may look back on this day and regard it as the one that started it all.

Just a regular guy with a serious passion for sports.
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