Meet Poonam Chaturvedi, the ‘Super Girl’ of Indian basketball

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Poonam Chaturvedi is a star basketball player. Image Source: Facebook

Sabyasachi Bagchi, Kolkata: Sudden accident can bring darkness in anyone’s life. Some of them surely can come back from the disaster with their will power.

Poonam Chaturvedi a 6’11” basketball player has been diagnosed with brain tumor but she kept fighting with that disease. Despite of headaches and serious illness she continued her training.

March 13, 2014 was a black day for this Indian basketball player. She was playing brilliantly for Chhattisgarh against Railways on that very day but suddenly she felt headache, though her team won the match. Now she is a bit fit and beside that her father Sreeram Chaturvedi tried very hard to boost her confidence in her tough times.

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Sreeram and Poonam’s coach took her to Bengaluru for her treatment and diagnosed that she is suffering from brain tumor. Still she is not fully fit as she has to take medicines and Japanese magnetic therapy. Vialai steel plant and Basket ball Federation of India extended their hands to help her financially as well.

Recalling that day Punam said, “I felt massive headache during the match. Our coach told me to go off but I didn’t as it was a very important game for us. We were the first team to beat Railways in the finals after twelve years.”

She thanked her father and her coach to help her by giving support.

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