Mamatha Poojary, an Indian professional kabaddi player who competes internationally, was born in the year 1986. Mamatha Poojary received the Rajyotsava Prashasti, the second-highest honor bestowed by the Government of Karnataka, and served as the former captain of the Indian women’s Kabaddi team.
In honor of her accomplishments in Kabaddi, President Pranab Mukherjee presented her with the Arjuna Award on September 2, of the year 2014.
Boja Poojary and Kitti Poojary, who were farmers, gave birth to Mamatha Poojary in 1986 in Karkala Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka. Tulu is her mother language. Mamatha Poojary is currently employed with Indian Railways’ South Central Railways Zone. Mamatha graduated from Shree Gokarnatheshwara College in Mangalore after completing her education in Hermunde and Ajekar.
Mamatha Poojary participated heavily in sports during her time in school, including volleyball, short-put, and kabaddi. But the deciding factor was the love of kabaddi. When she represented Mangalore University at the international tournament held in Tirunelveli, her pursuit of Awards got underway. Mamatha Poojary took home the Gold.
Mamatha Poojary also took home medals from open kabaddi competitions held in Hingaat and Dadar. Mamatha was a member of the Indian Kabaddi squad that took home the gold medal in the 2006 South Asian Games in Colombo. Mamatha Poojary captained the Indian women’s kabaddi team and guided them to victory in the 2012 World Cup finals.
Medals and Achievements
- Gold Medal in the 17th Asian Games 2014 held in the country South Korea.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team in the 4th Asian 2014 Beach Games held in the country Thailand.
- Gold Medal in the 16th Asian Games 2010 held in the country China.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team in the 1st World Cup held in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, India.
- Gold Medal in the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Games in the year 2013 held in the country South Korea.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team in the 1st Asian Beach Games in the year 2008 held in the country Indonesia.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team in the 2nd Asian Beach Games in the year 2010 held in Oman.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team in the 3rd Asian Beach Games held in the country China.
- Gold Medal in the 2nd Asian Kabbadi Championship in the year 2007 held in the country Iran.
- Gold Medal in the 3rd Asian Kabbadi Championship in the year 2008 held in Madurai.
- Gold Medal In the 10th SAAF Games in the year 2006 held in the country Sri Lanka.
- Gold Medal as Best Player 62nd Senior National Tirchingode Tamil Nadu in the year 2015.
- Gold Medal 61st Senior National Patna Bihar in the year 2014.
- Gold Medal 60th Senior National Mandya Karnataka in the year 2013.
- Gold Medal and Best All-Rounder 59th Senior National Mumbai Maharashtra in the year 2012.
- Gold Medal as the Captain of the team and Best All-Rounder 58th Senior National Byndoor Karnataka in the year 2011.
- Gold Medal 57th Senior National Mumbai Maharashtra in the year 2010.
- Gold Medal and Best All-Rounder 56th Senior National New Delhi Delhi in the year 2008.
- Gold Medal 55th Senior National Amravathi Maharashtra in the year 2007.
- Gold Medal 54th Senior National Chitoor Andhra Pradesh in the year 2007.
- Participation and Best Player 53rd Senior National Uppal Andhra Pradesh in the year 2007.
- Participation in 52nd Senior National Kurukshetra Haryana in the year 2004.
Full Name: Mamatha Poojary
Age: 36 Years
Birth Place: Karkala Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka