Dinesh Singh. He was Born in a zamindari family on 25th March September 1953. His father was a Sarpanch of 40 villages. He did his primary education from Bhatuali school, higher education from Gorakhpur & post graduate in military science from Gorakhpur University. He was born in the family of wrestlers, his uncles & cousins were good wrestlers & did very well at the local level. But it was him who did the village proud by becoming the state champion in 1969 & national champion in 1970 & 1971 consecutively. Then in 1971 he became the first wrestler from Gorakhpur to represent India in world Championship held at Tokyo, Japan. He got married in 1975. His wife’s name is Sudha Singh. After his retirement from the active sports he became a successful businessman. He has a construction firm & did lot of work in government & public sector. He was awarded Sarju Ratna in the year 2005. Currently he is the Vice President of UP Wrestling Association & President of Gorakhpur wrestling Association. He has successfully organised 4 state level championships in Gorakhpur. He runs & manages a ‘akhara’ named ‘Babu Gyan Singh Akhara’, at his native place for the kids & young wrestlers of his village. It is named after his cousin who was also his mentor. Currently there are 106 young wrestlers who do regular training at the akhara.