New Delhi, Nov 22: Who says that only the rich an the affluent can shape the career of their children. Talent is an inborn trait which is nurtured and encouraged by all parents lovingly, rich or poor.
After breaking the Under-16 100m national record, Nisar Ahmed treaded with confidence to win the 200m mark on his way to gold at the National Junior Athletics Championship. This 15-year-old wonder kid clocked 21.73 seconds.
This is only a small part of the illustrious career of Nisar's multifaceted life which is a beautiful bouquet of happiness and struggles. The only difference is that these struggles have not pulled him or his parents down.
Nisar is the son of a rickshaw puller. He has been in a scathing form since his sprint double at the Delhi State Athletics Meet in September. Nisar, is equally talented in 100m, 200m and 400m distances.
This champion sprinter has a heat-touching story which will move you to the core.
His father Muhammad Haq is a rickshaw puller and and mother Shafikunisha is a maid doing washing and cleaning at homes.
And look at the irony, both of them couldn't attend the racing event due to the heavy commuting expenses involved. Ahmed's entire family lives in Azadpur's Bada Bagh slum.