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Odisha CM Felicitates Dronacharya Awardee Braja Bhusan Mohanty

**Bhubaneswar: ** Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday felicitated Dronacharya Awardee boxing coach Braja Bhusan Mohanty at the State Secretariat here.

Mohanty, the eminent coach in boxing, has been conferred on with the prestigious Dronacharya Award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 20 in New Delhi.

Mohanty, a resident of Badakhemundi in Berhampur, is known for his contribution to development of boxing. After getting training in boxing coaching from Patiala in 1992, Mohanty started his coaching career.

He has produced dozens of international boxers including Shiva Thapa, Dingko Singh, Gurucharan Singh and Vikas Krishan Yadav in his career as a coach. He was in the Indian coaching team of boxing from 2002 till 2011.

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