Lalit Kumar Height, Wife, Family, Biography

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Height: 5' 7"
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Wrestling Coach

Lalit Kumar

ProfessionWrestling Coach
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards• In September 2021, he was awarded the Delhi State Best Sports Coach award.
Lalit Kumar at the ceremony for the Delhi State Sports Awards
• On 9 January 2024, Lalit Kumar was honoured with the 2023 Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games. Lalit Kumar while receiving the Dronacharya Award from the President of India Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Personal Life
Age (as of 2023) N/A
BirthplaceA village in Delhi
College/University• Delhi University
• National Institute of Sports, Patiala, Punjab
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation from Delhi University
• A diploma in wrestling coaching from the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, Punjab [1]Business Standard
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseLalit Kumar with his wife and daughter
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Name not Known
Lalit Kumar with his daughter
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Bank employee)
Mother- Name Not Known (Homemaker)

Lalit KumarSome Lesser Known Facts About Lalit Kumar

  • Lalit Kumar is an Indian wrestling coach. He was nominated for the Dronacharya Award in December 2023.
  • Lalit began training in wrestling at his uncle’s Lala Ram Vyamshala Akhara located in Delhi’s Roshnara area after completing his studies. He competed at the national level in the 63-kg and 68-kg wrestling divisions in Delhi, achieving numerous medals at the national and university games during the 1990s. However, he was forced to end his wrestling career owing to a knee injury. His uncle encouraged him to obtain a wrestling coaching certificate since he didn’t want to give up on his wrestling career. Lalit later pursued a diploma in wrestling coaching at Patiala’s National Institute of Sports (NIS). Lalit mentioned in an interview that he chose to become a wrestling coach because, following the knee injury, he did not want the wrestling legacy of his family to end. He said,

    I dislocated my knee more often than I should have. In the nineties, operation was a dreaded word and for players, it was more so as they said it would end careers. Mine though was ended by the lack of it, Since my other brothers were already doing well in fields other than sports, there was still an urge to keep myself associated with the game and keep the family legacy going. It was at that point that tau ji asked me to get a coaching certificate from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala. Coaching was the only way I could still stay attached with the love of my life.” [2]Business Standard

  • Following his graduation from the National Institute of Sports in 2006, Lalit began working as an Uttar Pradesh government-contracted wrestling coach in Bulandshahar. He later went back to his uncle’s Delhii gym, Lala Ram Vyamshala. He received a job offer as a coach from the Delhi government after working at his uncle’s gym for a while.

    Lalit Kumar (second from left) with other coaches at the World Schools Championships 2016 & Gymnasiade 2016 in Turkey

    Lalit Kumar (second from left) with other coaches at the World Schools Championships 2016 & Gymnasiade 2016 in Turkey

  • He started working for the Delhi government as a wrestling coach at Singhu Sports Complex in 2010. He has been employed in Chhatrasal for about 12 years after being posted there in 2012. He has trained numerous well-known wrestlers throughout the years, including Olympic silver medalists Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia. He also coached Aman Sehrawat, the silver medallist from the world championship who won bronze in Hangzhou, China, at the 2022 Asian Games.

    Lalit Kumar with Ravi Dahiya

    Lalit Kumar with Ravi Dahiya