Like every athlete, Sukantan Mondal dreams of becoming a successful golfer and give a better life to his family. It was his uncle, Navin, a former professional golfer, who lit the fire by introducing Sukantan to the sport and acting as mentor.
But the realisation of drawing up a backup plan got the better of passion and Sukantan’s focus shifted from practicing regularly at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) to finishing school.
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But the boy stayed hopeful that he would return to the golf course. Help arrived in the form of the SSP Chawrasia Foundation. It was a blessing in disguise as the foundation ensured Sukantan’s needs on the golf course were taken care of.
Sukantan reposed the faith by showing results. He won a few Indian Golf Union’s (IGU) Eastern India amateur tournaments at Tollygunge Club, and is ranked No 1 on the Order of Merit in this part of the country.
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There is a long way to go, and the family is aware. Sukantan’s father is doing his bit by supporting the family and his boy’s passion through the earnings from a grocery store. When not competing, Sukantan works as a caddie at RCGC and Tollygunge Club, where he now trains for IGU’s amateur tournaments.