National Sports Day Special: Mr. Ramakanth Looks Back at a Sports-Dominated Youth

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At the age of 83, Mr. Ramakanth says he remains fit and healthy only because of sports which he played in his younger days. Till about a year back, he used to play tennis, and he still does yoga and other exercises.

In 1963, Mr. Ramkanth was studying at Banaras University and used to play Cricket, Tennis, and Basketball. At that time, Banaras University used to be ranked the top college in sports. In one of the cricket tournaments with Mysore University, he and his team had reached the semi-finals. He was also the organiser of the Athletics team at college. “The whole year I would be busy with sports and study just one month before for exams!”

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