Gangadhar’s Story

Gangadhar’s Story

Gangadhar had a very tough childhood. His mother passed away when he was only 3 months old. He was then adopted by his maternal uncle with whom he stayed four years. After the death of his uncle he moved back with his biological father. Here he was constantly bullied by his elder brother who beat him up on a regular basis. Frustrated by and terrified of such an environment, Gangadhar ran away from his home and came to Bangalore. He begged for food on the streets of Bangalore during the day. However, at night he indulged in intoxication; his friends and he would snort whitener and petrol. In 2004 he was found by Bosco and this turned his life around. Even to this day, his family members do not talk to him. Today, Gangadhar has been selected to represent India in Floorball and will be attending a camp for the same this summer. Along with that he is also a State level table tennis player and a district level hockey and football player. He won numerous certificates in athletics. He is currently pursuing journalism and wants to join either the BSF (Border Security Force) or become a war journalist.