India’s gold medalist auctions his kidney to finance his game

New Delhi: Squash player Ravi Dixit who brought gold to India in the 2010 Asian Junior Championship has "auctioned" his kidney to fund his campaign for next month's South Asian Games.

In his Facebook post, Ravi mentioned “I have been playing squash for the last 10 years. Even after winning so many medals and representing India so many times, I do not get any support to take my squash to the national and international levels. Dhampur Sugar Mill has supported me but how long will they continue to support me? Next month, the games are starting in Guwahati and I am representing India.”

“To prepare for the tournament, I am training in Chennai but I have not been able to arrange enough money to fund my campaign for the games. I have lost my determination. I am ready to sell my kidney. If anyone needs a kidney, they can contact me. The price of my kidney is Rs 8 lakh,” he continued.

Ravi belongs to a middle-class family from Bijnor in the state of Uttar Pradesh and his father works with Dhampur Sugar Mill.

News24 Bureau