Former Olympic archer Limba Ram in need for support

Limba Ram, the first Indian archer to win an Asian Championship medal in 1988, is reported to be suffering from ‘’neuro-degenerative condition’’ and has been admitted in the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.

(File photo) Limba Ram had equalled the world record in one of the qualifying round in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. He was the chief coach during the Olympics in London in 2012.   -  Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

The president of the All India Council of Sports, Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra expressed concern about the medical condition of ace archer and coach Limba Ram, and appealed to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan and the Union Sports Minister, to provide all assistance, and if required send him for treatment abroad.

Limba Ram is reported to be suffering from ‘’neuro-degenerative condition’’ and has been admitted in the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.

Even though his memory is reported to be fine by the doctors, the condition affects the brain.

Prof. Malhotra, who was the president of the Archery Association of India (AAI) for a few decades, recalled Limba Ram’s world beating prowess in the 1980s and 1990s. He became the first Indian archer to win an Asian Championship medal in 1988 and qualified for the Olympics.

Limba Ram had equalled the world record in one of the qualifying round in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. He was the chief coach during the Olympics in London in 2012.