Name Surendra Poonia
Height 1.72 m
|Born 1 January 1977 (age 38) (1977-01-01) Rajpura (70 km from Sikar), Rajasthan, India|
Residence New Delhi, Delhi, India
Alma mater Armed Forces Medical College, PuneUniversity of PuneJawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
Occupation Sportsman (Power-lifter)(Athlete) (Doctor)
Education Armed Forces Medical College
Major dr surendra poonia won 7 medals in world medical games turkey
Surendra Poonia is an international award-winning sportsman, Limca book record holder, physician and former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army. He is the first Indian athlete with the rare distinction of having won medals in power-lifting and athletic events in four consecutive world championships.
- Major dr surendra poonia won 7 medals in world medical games turkey
- Dr surendra poonia guest speaker with news 24 on republic day parade
Dr surendra poonia guest speaker with news 24 on republic day parade
Major (Dr) Poonia is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (AFMC Pune) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Patan, Sikar, Rajasthan. He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in August 2001. He served with The President's Bodyguard at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Special Forces and United Nation's peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo. He also contested 2014 parliamentary election from Sikar Lok Sabha of Rajasthan. He resigned from Aam Aadami Party in 2015 just before Delhi assembly polls due to ideological differences with Arvind Kejriwal. Major Dr Surendra Poonia decided to quit the party alleging that Kejriwal and his men are steering away from its original ethos and objectives. In a letter addressed to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Vishisht Seva Medal awardee Poonia alleged that the party has veered away from its original path.Poonia in his letter said that as an army man he can't support a person, ideology or party that is compromising with country's security.
Major Surendra Poonia represented India in Croatia, Spain, Ireland and Turkey in 5 World Championships and won 27 medals including 10 Golds. He is the first Indian power-lifter to have won gold in four consecutive championships from 2010 to 2013. On Jan 26, 2012, he was felicitated by 'Vishisht Seva Medal' by The Hon'ble President of Republic of India for his 'Distinguished Service of an Exceptional Order' in the field of sports. He was also awarded 'Most Entertaining Sportsman of the year'-Male by Reliance Big FM in 2013.He is limca book record holder of most international sport medals won by any Indian doctor