Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather still drives auto rickshaw for a living

Sports News, July 4:- Jasprit Bumrah’s story has been an inspiration to many. From being an unknown entity just a few years ago, he has graduated to being a regular in India’s limited-overs teams in one season. It all started when he was bought for a whopping Rs. 1.2 crore by Mumbai Indians in the 2014 IPL auctions and the death-bowling specialist hasn’t looked back ever since.

While all seems going good with the Indian pacer now, it is not exactly going well for another Bumrah two generations his senior, his 84-year-old grandfather.

Santok Singh Bumrah, who resides in the Uddham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand, drives autos for survival and stays in a shoddy rented apartment.

In 2001 Jasbir Singh, Jasprit’s father, passed away. Jasprit’s mother Daljit, a school principal, single-handedly raised the children and made sure that the then 7-year-old got all the resources he needed to succeed in life.

The death devastated the whole family and forced them out of business. Since loans had to re-paid, there was no option left but to let go off the factories.

After selling off the factories, Santok Singh moved to Uttarakhand, where he bought four tempos with the hope of starting a new business venture. However, it could not kick off the way he wanted, and he went into losses once again.

While Bumrah, with his packed playing schedule, might be oblivious to it all, he would be, perhaps, come out to do something for his grandfather once he does get to know.

-(Inputs- Sportskeeda)

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