Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt Says No To Dowry And Sets An Example

The winter wedding season is not yet over. After a lot of celebrity weddings in 2016, here is the first 2017 celebrity wedding from sports circuit that recently took place. The groom of this celeb wedding is in news for a very good reason.

We are talking about ace wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt who married his fiancée, Sheetal Sharma on January 16, 2017 . The couple got engaged in an intimate ceremony in October, 2016.

Sheetal Sharma is the daughter of Haryana’s Congress leader, Jai Bhagwan Sharma. The groom-to-be won many hearts with what he did on being offered dowry.

The star wrestler, who made India proud at Olympics after winning a gold model, won hearts when he decided to say no to dowry. Yes, the wrestler set an example for everyone by asking Rs. 1 in dowry from his in-laws.

He took a stand against the evil practice of dowry and decided to say ‘No’ to any form of dowry on his wedding and hence accepted just Rs. 1 as shagun from bride’s family.

There is a big reason behind his decision. He shared that he has seen his own family members suffer due to this practice on his sisters’ wedding.

Here is what he said:

“I decided on two things while growing up — I will excel in wrestling and I will not accept dowry. My first dream has been realised and now it is time to keep my second promise.”

He also wished his father Rammehar Dutt and his guru Master Satbir Singh were alive to see him fulfill both his promises. The entire nation is proud of the wrestler!

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