Born into Captain Hawa Singh’s family, 22-year-old Nupur is keen to carry her legendary two-timeAsian Games gold medal-winning grandfather’s legacy forward.
Born into Captain Hawa Singh’s family, 22-year-old Nupur is keen to carry her legendary two-time
Asian Games gold medal-winning grandfather’s legacy forward. She is the third generation of
sportsperson in a family where sports binds all.
Nupur’s father Sanjay Kumar has been a multiple-time national champion boxer who set up the
reputed Guru Dronacharya Captain Hawa Singh Boxing Academy in 2006 in memory of his father
where he currently coaches. Nupur’s mother Mukesh Rani too has been an Asian Championships
medallist basketball player.
With such a throbbing sports culture in her family, embracing sports was an automatic choice for the
young Nupur. She decided to take up boxing after watching her father train passionate and dedicated
youngsters at his academy.
It did not take long for Nupur to give a testament of her immense talent. In her very first Youth
Nationals in 2015, she captured the gold and continued to shine at the All India Inter-University
Boxing Tournament in 2018 where she once more stood on the top podium.
Having played her first international competition at the Strandja International Boxing in 2019, she
has come a long way and is putting the hard yards for the upcoming competition an