Ailing pugilist aided by well-wisher for treatment
KATHMANDU, SEP 10 -
Former national pugilist Krishna Man Shrestha received financial assistance of Rs 151,151 from his well-wisher in London for the treatment of his neuro related ailment s, on Sunday.
The amount was collected by one of his students, Siddhartha Bikram Bhandari, currently residing in London, by organising a charity show with the help of Maya Outreach.
Bhandari and the company collected a sum of £1041.64 for his treatment, which was handed over to Shrestha by his long-time sparring partner Prakash Thapa at a programme. The Nepal National and International Players’ Association also pledged a sum of Rs 100,000 on the occasion.
According to Shrestha’s family, they have already spent more than Rs 600,000 for his treatment and require another Rs 800,000 to continue his treatment in New Delhi.
Shrestha’s career as boxer is glittered with an Asian Games bronze medal in 1991 and a South Asian Games silver in 1995. He also served as a coach of the National Sports Council after his retirement.
Posted on: 2012-09-10 08:40