Jan 17 2017
Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt tied the knot with Sheetal Sharma at Singhola, near New Delhi, on Monday night. The wrestler also set an example to the youth by saying no the age old tradition of dowry.
Sheetal is the daughter of Haryana Congress leader Jaibhagwan Sharma and is pursuing her BA degree.
Yogeshwar, who has made India proud by winning many international titles, refused to accept any dowry from Sheetal's family. He only accepted 1 rupee to in keeping up with the tradition and customs.
Speaking to a leading newspaper about his decision the wrestler said he has seen his family struggle to pay a dowry for the girls in the family so he decided against accepting any dowry.