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The Towering Maverick : Satnam Singh Bhamara

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Satnam Singh Bhamara has just been selected by the National Basketball Association (NBA) member-team, Dallas Mavericks. He’s the really, really tall guy from Punjab who is a rising star in basketball.

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NewsGram brings you the ten things you need to know about this amazing Indian.

  1. Satnam is seven feet and two inches tall and weighs about 290 pounds.
  2. He was born on December 10, 1995 and is only 19 years old.

    credits: mavs.com
    credits: mavs.com
  3. He hails from Ballo Ke, a village in Punjab.
  4. His father, Balbir Singh Bhamara is a farmer by profession, and is also 7’2” tall and his grandmother, from father’s side, is 6’9” tall.
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    credits: mavs.com

    Satnam Singh with Indian actor Akshay Kumar credits: koimoi.com
    Satnam Singh with Indian actor Akshay Kumar
    credits: koimoi.com
  5. His basketball shoe is a size-22.
  6. His father introduced him to basketball and he was sent to an academy in India to get trained. From there, he was chosen among a set of 29 kids selected to spend three months in IMG Academy in Florida.
  7. He was recently chosen as the Dallas Mavericks’ 52nd pick.
  8. Singh is the first India-born player to be taken in the NBA Draft in the league’s history.
  9. Since he hails from a small farming village of Punjab, in the beginning, he faced some troubles with English, when he came to Florida. Later on, he became so popular that he was elected the homecoming king by his classmates.
  10. He is so huge that the ball disappears in his hands and he has an impeccable range which extends well beyond the three-pointer line.

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Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu propagated the idea of oneness among the fellow Indians

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M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.
M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India. Wikimedia Commons
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking along the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion.
Naidu, who was here for the platinum jubilee celebrations of R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, also said that problems in the country arise only when people create divisions.
“We should all think in an integral manner and feel that we are all one. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion India is one. We should be proud of being a Bhartiya (Indian) and there should be no problem in it,” he said.

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