Indian Squash player ready to auction kidney to fund training
MUMBAI (92 News) – In what is one of the most shocking stories to emerge from the Indian sporting landscape in recent times, squash player Ravi Dixit has on Tuesday announced that he is ready to auction his kidney for Rs 800,000 to fund his training for the South Asian games to be held next month.
Ravi Dixit, who will turn 23 this week, is part of the home squad for the event taking place in northeast India and has used social media to offer up an organ for an asking price of 800,000 rupees due to a lack of sponsors.
Dixit, who has been one of India’s brightest prospects in the sport in the last few years, made the announcement on his Facebook profile. Ravi Dixit belongs to a middle-class family from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, and his father Ramkailash Dixit, works with the Dhampur Sugar Mill.
Dixit’s mother said that it was getting increasingly difficult to support Ravi, and that the family was too embarrassed to seek the mill’s financial help further.