Arjun Atwal has scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a US PGA Tour title, writes
drives, oodles of patience and long practice sessions with his
Orlando neighbour and buddy Tiger Woods were the main weapons in
the armoury of Arjun Atwal, as he scripted golf history on the
US soil, becoming the first Indian to win on the US PGA Tour.
His triumph at Greensboro in the Wyndham Championship was all
the more spectacular as Atwal had to qualify for the event after
losing his playing rights on the world’s richest turf. Atwal,
who turned 37 on March 23, comes from an affluent Punjabi
family, settled in West Bengal. His father, H. S. Atwal, has a
booming mining business in Asansol and Kolkata. The doting
father has not left any stone unturned in shaping the
pro-golfing career of Arjun. Known for his long drives, Arjun
brought in consistency in those long hits, matching those
executed by big-hitter Ernie Els of South Africa.
Melody king at 13
on Abhay Goyale, who has mastered the piano so well that he is considered among the best in the country
Unlike most young boys, 13-year-old Abhay Goyale is neither a cricket fan nor does he go to movies or have many friends. That’s because most of his time is devoted to playing the piano. And Abhay is no novice. Even before reaching his teens, he has accompanied musicians like Jagjit Singh, Amjad Ali Khan, the late Naushad Ali, Anup
Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, L. Subramanian, Kavita Krishnamurthy and many more.