World Junior Games Champion from Bengaluru swims his way to Limca Book of Records – The Journey of Niranjan Mukundan who brings glory to India

Sport
Niranjan Mukundan

They say a person is never disabled physically if he is gifted & resilient from mind. This thought proves true with one sportsperson who fought with all odds of societal stigma and achieved success in person as well as made our country proud not just once but multiple times. Niranjan Mukundan a Para-Olympian swimmer is a meticulous and blessed swimming champ who got the privilege to deliver the oath at the world games between 35 other representatives from different countries. Having been honored several accolades with total of 27 International medals and 100 state & National medals, in a short span of time. Niranjan is a true source of inspiration to all those who think life has not treated them fair. At a very young age he has beaten his own record and has shown people that infirmity can never come in one’s way to victory. His winning spirit has made him won 10 medals at one go at IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) World Junior Games that featured him in The Limca Book of Records. This historic win bagged him the ‘Junior World Champion’ title in one event of IWAS.
He is not only a swimming champ but also passionate about cars that has led him to The Indian & the Asian book of records for being the youngest & fastest car racer. Born & brought up in Bangalore, Karnataka; Niranjan has become nations pride and a global face but believes he has still a long way to go.

Quick Facts

Known As Niranjan Mukundan, Medal Machine, Water Prince
Father’s Name Mukundan R
Mother’s Name Lakshmi M
imd1 for Swimming, Sport
Birthday 4th September 1994
Achievements
  • Limca Book of Records - 2017
  • Ekalavya Award - 2016
  • Junior World Champion - 2015
  • Won International medals in IWAS Junior World Games – 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • National Award for best sportsperson of the year by Government of India - 2015
  • Won Bronze in Asian Games - 2014
  • Entered Adventure sport in 2017 & completed ‘Expedition Golden Quadrilateral’ as youngest & fastest Indian in car racing in a
    record time. Entered The Indian & The Asian book of records
Place from Bangalore, Karnataka

Team imd1 had a chat with him a few days ago, read on to know him further!

Beyond Swimming

Favorite Personalities & Inspirations Rahul Dravid
Food I Love Rajma Chawal
Food I Hate Junk Food
Had I not been a Swimmer then… Never thought of
Like Vacations at Switzerland
Favorite Past time Bollywood Movies
Favorite Movies/Series Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chak De India, Mary Kom, Om Shanti Om
Favorite Actor/Actress Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone