New Delhi: Indian squash player Ravi Dixit, who won gold at the 2010 Asian junior championship, is now struggling to fund his campaign for next month's South Asian Games.
Frustrated with no support, the 20-year-old wrote a post on Facebook stating he was willing to sell his kidney in order to support his career.
“I have been playing squash for the last 10 years. Even after winning so many medals and representing India so many times, I do not get any support to take my squash to the national and international levels. Next month, the games are starting in Guwahati and I am representing India. To prepare, I am training in Chennai but I have not been able to arrange enough money to fund my campaign. I have lost my determination. I am ready to sell my kidney. If anyone needs a kidney, they can contact me. The price of my kidney is Rs 8 lakh,” Dixit wrote in a post on Sunday.
Dixit's father Ramkailash Dixit is worried about his son's plans and stated that Ravi's squash winnings had helped him to get his daughter married.
“His mother and I are imploring him not to take the step. Together, we will figure out a way. I am saddened to hear that my son is taking such a drastic measure. I funded my daughter's wedding with Ravi's winnings. Since he has to support the family as well, he cannot use much of what he gets for himself,” he told the Times of India.