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Mariyappan Thangavelu

Mariyappan Thangavelu – Indian Athlete

Mariyappan Thangavelu is an Indian Para Athlete competing in the Higher Jump T42 event. Mariyappan bagged a Gold medal in 2016 Summer Paralympics in Brazil. He is India’s first Paralympian gold medalist since 2004. On 25 January 2017, Government of India declared “Padma Shri” award for his contribution towards his game.

Mariyappan Thangavelu is one of four children (two brothers and a sister). His father reportedly left the family early on, and his mother, Saroja, supported her children by carrying bricks as a labourer. Later she becomes a vegetable seller and earning ₹100 a day.

At the age of five, Mariyappan suffered permanent disability in his right leg when he was run over by a drunk bus driver while walking to school; the bus crushed his leg below the knee, causing it to become stunted. Despite this setback, he completed secondary schooling; he says he “didn’t see myself as different from able-bodied kids.

Mariyappan Thangavelu Wiki

Full NameMariyappan Thangavelu
ProfessionIndian Para Athlete
EventsHigh Jump T42
Personal Best1.89 m
Disabilitybus crushed his leg below the knee
Coached bySatyanarayan
Birthday (DOB)28 June 1995
Age26 Years (as in 2021)
Birth PlacePeriavadagampatti, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownTamil Nadu, India
Marital StatusUn-Married
Star Sign/ Zodiac SignCancer
CasteNot Known
HobbiesPractice, Gym, Traveling
Education Qualifications Business Administration 
SchoolNot Known
CollegeAVS College of Arts And Science, Ramalingapuram, Tamil Nadu
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Mariyappan Thangavelu Early Life

Mariyappan Thangavelu was born on 28 June 1995 in Periavadagampatti, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India. He was born in a poor family. His father abandoned the family when Mariyappan was a small kid. His mother, Saroj, singlehandedly raised him and his three siblings. Mariyappan has two younger brothers – Kumar and Gopi and one elder sister – Sudha. Saroj used to work as a laborer to make ends meet. Her daily wages used to be around 100 rupees. With age and because of all the manual work, she switched to selling vegetables.

Mariyappan Thangavelu Career

Mariyappan Thangavelu Tragic Accident

Life took an unexpected twist when Mariyappan was just five years old. He was walking to his school when he was run over by a drunken bus driver. Saroj took a loan of three lakh rupees for Mariyappan’s treatment. Unfortunately, he was left with stunted growth and permanent disability. The family was paying off the loan for years after that.

“I was told the driver was inebriated…It doesn’t matter. My right leg is now stunted — it is still a five-year-old’s leg; it has never grown or healed,” he told The Hindu.

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Mariyappan Thangavelu Family

FatherNot Known
MotherSaroj Devi
SiblingsBrother(s)- Kumar and Gopi
Sister- Sudha
Marital StatusUn-Married
SpouseNot Known
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Mariyappan Thangavelu Height & Physical Appearances

Heightin feet & inches – 5 ft 6 in
in centimeters – 168 cm
in meters – 1.68 m
Weightin Kilograms – 60 Kg
in Pounds – 132 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 38 Inches
– Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 11 Inches
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

Mariyappan Thangavelu Net Worth

Mariyappan Thangavelu estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Mariyappan Thangavelu.

Net WorthApprox. $1 – $5 Million
SalaryNot Confirmed Yet

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various Online resources, famous Athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu’s net worth is $1-5 Million at the age of 24 years old. He earned the money being a Professional Athlete. He is from India.

Mariyappan Thangavelu Awards, Prizes after Winning Gold Medal in Rio Paralympics 2016

Mariyappan Thangavelu with PM Narendra Modi Ji
  • Padma Shri (2017) – fourth highest Indian national honour
  • Arjuna Award (2017) – second highest Indian sporting honour, including a cash award of ₹5 lakh (US$7,000)
  • ₹2 crore (US$280,000) from the Government of Tamil Nadu
  • ₹75 lakh (US$110,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • ₹30 lakh (US$42,000) from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • ₹15 lakh (US$21,000) from fund established by Sachin Tendulkar, various corporations.
  • ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) from Yash Raj Films
  • ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) from the Delhi Golf Club
  • ₹5 lakh (US$7,000) from NRI businessman Mukkattu Sebastian
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna (2020) – highest sporting honour of India.

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FAQs About Mariyappan Thangavelu

Q: When did Mariyappan Thangavelu was born?
A: Mariyappan Thangavelu was born on 28 June 1995.
Q: What is the age of Mariyappan Thangavelu?
A: As of 2021, Mariyappan is 26 Year Old.
Q: Disability of Mariyappan Thangavelu?