Track and field athlete who specialized in the high jump event, and set the Indian record of 2.25 meters in September 2004.
He was born in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal and participated at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics.
He won the gold medal in the high jump at the 2010 South Asian Games.
His brother, Abhishek, is also an excellent track and field athlete.
Both he and England's Jessica Ennis have broken their country's respective records in the high jump event.