Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei from Manipur is the Mr.World 2013

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei  is a citizen of Taiwan but this time he decided to represent his native state Manipur. Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei, has bagged Mr World 2013 title in the annual bodybuilding championship that witnessed 150 athletes from around the world this year, held under the aegis of International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) at Zakynthos, Greece from 5-7th July 2013.

Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei
Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei



Former JNU student, who now holds a Taiwanese citizenship and lives in Taipei, Taiwan told Hueiyen Lanpao from Greece, “I have won gold representing Manipur. I am dedicating this achievement to my parents who are no more to see this happiest moment, and to all the mothers of my homeland Kangleipak (Manipur)”. He participated in two categories at the world championship; In the age group 40-49 category, in which he won gold and in the other category which has no age limit, he bagged silver medal there.

Dr Shantikumar is the 10th child of Ngangbam Shellungba Meetei and Ngangbam Angoubi Leima of Sagolband Moirang Hanuba Leirak in Manipur, who currently teaches English as a professor at De Lin Institute of Technology, Taipei. He married a Taiwanese Chinese nationality Chen Nan Tai and they have four kids. He has competed and won many accolades under his belt, having represented Taiwan in the IFBB East Asian, Asian, Asian Games and Mr.Universe. Along with his family members, Dr Shantikumar visited Imphal on July 29th

After winning the INBA Mr World title Shantikumar,  now settled in Taiwan, came to his native State along with his wife and children. It’s complicated because officially, the 42 year old represented Taiwan, but has dedicated his win to his homeland Manipur.

Soon after his arrival at Tulihal Airport here at around 1 PM today, hundreds of people including members of Manipur People’s Struggle Committee; All Manipur Rickshaw Drivers and Pullers Welfare Association; Manipur Masters Athletic Association and local clubs welcomed him with pomp and grandeur. Led by a team of rickshaw drivers, Dr Shantikumar was escorted to his native Moirang Hanuba, where a grand reception was hosted at Sagolband Moirang Hanuba Community Hall. Dr Shantikumar is working as an English Professor at De Lin Institute of Technology, Taipei and married a Taiwanese Chinese citizen, Chen Nan Tai and they have four kids.

Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei with his children
Dr Ngangbam Shantikumar Meetei with his children





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