Quick facts about Anirban Lahiri

Sun 16 Aug 2015

Quick facts about Anirban Lahiri

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August 16: We take a look at 16 things which you might or might not know about Anirban Lahiri of India as he prepares for the final round of the PGA Championship.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]Anirban Lahiri’s dad worked in a military as a doctor while his mum was a lecturer. His dad told him that hard work was needed to be a good golfer while his mum said be a good guy.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]He attended army school but admits his father was never over-disciplined. Anirban explains, “We were ‘properly’ turned out and I also became used to meeting older people and calling them ‘sir’.”
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]He was part of the Indian national team which included Gaganjeet Bhullar that won the team silver medal in the 2006 Doha Asian Games.
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[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]Anirban joined the Asian Tour in 2008. In his rookie year, he finished 111th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]In 2008, he was the last man to get into the Singapore Open following the withdrawal of Ian Poulter and found himself playing alongside American star Phil Mickelson and Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant in the opening two rounds. He shot an 80 and 76 to miss the halfway cut.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]6[/dropcap]His favourite movie is Shawshank Redemption.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]7[/dropcap]He won his first Asian Tour title in 2011 and has won in every season since then.
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[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]8[/dropcap]Anirban is a Vipassna meditation follower. He says it has helped him in his golf.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]9[/dropcap]His favourite food when travelling is sushi and sashimi.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]10[/dropcap]He made his Major debut in 2012 at The Open where he fired a hole-in-one in the third round before finishing tied 31st.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]11[/dropcap]He was part of the inaugural EurAsia Cup and helped Team Asia secure a dramatic 10-10 tie with Team Europe after suffering a 0-5 defeat on the first day.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]12[/dropcap]His favourite superhero is Batman.
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[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]13[/dropcap]Anirban tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Ipsa Jamwal in May 2014 to strike a perfect balance on and off the course.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]14[/dropcap]In the same year he marked a milestone in his golfing career when he received the prestigious Arjuna award from the President of India. He was the ninth Indian golfer following the to receive the coveted award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]15[/dropcap]He used to play a lot of squash before quitting the game because of injuries.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]16[/dropcap]He cooks and says that mutton curry is probably the dish which his friends love the most.
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