IMPHAL, Dec 7 :
Khundrakpam Pradipkumar, a body builder living with HIV/AIDS since the last more than one decade bagged bronze medal in the ongoing Mr World competition in Bangkok, sources available here said. He was competing in 65 kg category.
Pradipkumar, son of a retired government employee Khundrakpam Kalachand and Memma, a former teacher of Sagolband Tera Khamnam Leirak in Manipurâ€™s Imphal west district had started displaying his abilities by winning Mr Manipur title in the 60-kg category in December 2007 followed by various positions in the All India Inter State Body Building Championship at Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh respectively.
He was also the brand Ambassador of Manipur State AIDS Control Society. Ahead of his Bangkok competition, many personalities in the state including London Olympic bronze medalist boxer MC Mary has provided financial support Pradipkumar.
Source : Manipur Update