| Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari, Ritu Phogat, Sangita Phogat|
Balali, Charkhi Dadri district, Haryana
Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari, Vinesh Phogat, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Nitesh Tiwari
Mahavir Singh Phogat, trainer father and uncle of Phogat sisters, is an Indian amateur wrestler and senior Olympics coach. Indian biographical film Dangal is based on Singh's life.
Phogat was awarded the Dronacharya Award by the Government of India. He is the father and coach of Geeta Phogat, who won India's first gold medal in women's wrestling in the 55 kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the first Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics, and Babita Kumari, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships, and won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games. Phogat's niece, Vinesh Phogat, is also Commonwealth Games gold medalist.
Mahavir Singh Phogat Wikipedia
Phogat was born into a Hindu Jat family in Bhiwani district, Haryana. He is married to Daya Shobha Kaur and has 4 daughters, Geeta, Babita, Ritu and Sangita. He looks after his nieces Vinesh and Priyanka, children of his brother who was killed in a dispute of land. All the 6 Phogats are trained in wrestling by Mahavir. While Geeta, Babita and Vinesh are international players, Ritu has won a gold medal at the national championship and Priyanka and Sangita have won medals in age-level international championships.
2016 Indian biographical film Dangal is based on Singh's life and his children's journey towards success. Aamir Khan plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat while Fatima Sana Shaikh plays the role of Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra plays the role of Babita.
Akhada is the authorized biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler and a coach. The book is penned by sports journalist Sourabh Duggal and was released on 21 December 2016 at the Chandigarh Press Club. It traces Mahavir Phogat's journey with his daughters and nieces hailing from a small village in Haryana to winning the medals for the country.