|Manoj Kothari (Father) training Sourav Billiards|
Sourav Kothari is proud of Shaharwali society who won the prestigious Arjuna award this Olympic year 2016. Arjuna award is the highest honor in India for outstanding sports activities and performances. He proved the proverb "like father like son". Manoj Kothari, his father, won the world title for billiards long back (1990) and Sourav is following the path paved by him. Recently, I met Manoj Kothari in Kolkata, a proud father, who told me about the journey of Sourav. He is a national coach in India and also coaching in four other countries. Obviously, he is coaching his son too.
Sourav is the current National champion in billiards. He won the Asian gold, the national title, and the World bronze in 2014 the best year for Sourav. Presently, he is number 3 in the world ranking in Billiards and world number 5 in 6-Red Snooker.
I, on behalf of the Shaharwali society, congratulate both Manoj Kothari, the father and Sourav Kothari, the son on this proud moment both for their family and our community.
(Jyoti Kothari is proprietor of Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur, representing Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is a Non-resident Azimganjite.)