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FULL NAME: Khageswar Mohanty
GENDER: Male
BORN: Date not known
DIED: 21st April, 2021 at his Rurkela residence, aged 87 years.
PARENTS: Father (), Mother ()
HOME ADDRESS: Koel Nagar, Rourkela, Odisha, India
ACADEMIC EDUCATION: Not known
PROFESSION: Employee of Steel Authority of India (SAIL). Worked at Burnpur Steel Plant in West Bengal from 1962 to 1970 and then joined Rourkela Steel Plant in 1970.
HOME CLUB/ACADEMY: Not known
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: Not known


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:
*     Organised a cycling competition for the first time in Odisha at Balikuda in 1962 with the help of Nitai Baisakh, the reknowned national level cyclist of West Bengal.


NATIONAL:
*     According to media report, he won one gold (4000m individual pursuit), 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in National Cycling Championships while working for Burnpur Steel Plant.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     He is called the Father of Odisha Cycling.
*     Born in Sonepur district, Mohanty had love for cycling from childhood days.
*     After that competition, cycling attracted attention in the state and Odisha Cycling Association was formed.


PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 25 April, 2021


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