Hyderabad’s Dattu Bhokanal is all set to head to Rio for rowing.
Hyderabad’s Dattu Bhokanal is all set to head to Rio in quest of an Olympic medal for rowing. His tragic tale of a life of penury has led to rich dividends when the Indian Army noted their 6 foot 4 inch recruit’s penchant for rowing and recognised his talent. Medals at the Asian Games, followed by wins at the Olympic Qualification Regattas have ensured the country sits up to take notice of Dattu’s talents and acknowledges the sacrifices he and his family have made for him to reach such heights. Go for gold, Dattu!