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Yogeshwar Dutt receives 31 lakhs and a branded watch from Mittal foundation
The Indian wrestler, Yogeshwar Dutt, who brought a Bronze medal home, has been receiving many prizes for his London Olympics performance. Mittal Foundation, in a ceremony, gave him Rs. 31 lakhs in cash, along with a branded watch.

YOGESHWAR DUTT was one of the star performers for India during London Olympics 2012. He won a Bronze medal after he defeated Jong Myong Ri from North Korea in the Men's 60Kg Freestyle Wrestling event. It was a huge achievement for the Indian wrestler. He received several rewards from Central and the State Governments and his coaches also received a pat on their back for their efforts. But very few people were aware of the effort that had been put up by Mittal Foundation to prepare him for the London Olympics.

In order to commemorate his achievement, they had also organised a function, where he was given Rs. 31 lakhs in cash, which was one of the several awards he received after his performance In London. This achievement has also helped the wrestler in being recognised as an Indian wrestler who won a medal for India.

Manisha, Co-ordinator for Mittal foundation, told NNIS, “I am very very proud to be associated in a very little way and contribute to his success.” Along with this foundation, Dutt's mother, Sushila Devi, was also present in the ceremony and was pleased with his son's performance, though she was expecting a Gold medal from her son. She also added that due to bad luck he was not able to win a Gold medal.

Yogeshwar was singing all praise for Mittal foundation, which is funded by global steel baron Laxmi Mittal, for helping him perform better at the London Games 2012. Along with his cash prize, he was also presented a watch from a luxury brand, which he likes.

The bronze medalist said, “I like the watch. Amit Bhatia ji (promoter of Mittal foundation) gifted me this watch.” He looked delighted with the watch in his wrist. Prizes like these are flowing in every now and then, and one still thinks that the player has many gifts to collect from people of various sectors. He has been receiving all these due to his effort he put in the last four years, which helped him win an Olympic medal.

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