Real Life Budhia Singh: Indian Boy who is World’s Youngest Marathon Runner

Real Life Budhia Singh Indian Boy who is World's Youngest Marathon Runner
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This is fact that many talented people don’t get the required recognition until a biopic film is made on them. It has happened with many personalities in the past including Neerja Bhanot, Dashrath Manjhi and many others. Now it’s turn of an Indian boy who is World’s Youngest Marathon Runner. Very few people know about him. His name is Budhia Awooga Singh.

Film on Budhia Singh

A film titled “Budhia Singh – Born To Run “starring Manoj Bajpayee is made on real life of Budhia Singh. This film is getting released on 5th August 2016. Trailer of the movie is out and the movie seems to be very inspiring.

Brief Background of Budhia Singh

Budhia Singh was born in the year 2002 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in a poor family. At a very early age his father died. Due to monetary issues, Budhia was sold for just Rs. 800 to a travelling Salesman.

When Budhia Singh was Sold

When Budhia was not treated well by the Salesman who bought him, Budhia’s mother took help from Biranchi Das, a judo coach and orphanage operator locally, and requested him to take care of Budhia.

When Biranchi Das came to his Life

Due to a punishment, Biranchi Das asked Budhia to run and was amazed to see that Budhia ran for many hours. He was found medically fit after the checkup when he ran for many hours.

How Budhia Singh became Marathon Runner

From here Biranchi Das trained Budhia to run marathons. Budhia at the age of four years covered 65 kilometers from Bhubaneswar to Puri and took seven hours and twenty minutes. Due to his achievement he got listed as the world’s youngest marathon runner in the Limca book of records (Year 2006). It is heard that so far Budhia has completed close to 50 marathons.

Name and Fame for Budhia Singh

Budhia has done many TV ads. He has been an inspiration to many kids. Some other films, documentaries are also said to be made on the life of Budhia. Marathon Boy documentary was funded by HBO & BBC Storyville.

Reel Life v/s Real Life Characters

Mayur Patole is playing reel life character of Budhia Singh in the movie Budhia Singh – Born to Run. Look forward to watch the movie.

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