Relatives mocked us on birth of girl: Tokyo star Nisha Warsi’s parents


ROHTAK: A small house in a Sonipat colony has become the most sought-after after Indian women’s hockey team defeated Australia at Tokyo Olympics. This is the house where Indian women’s hockey team defender Nisha Warsi spent her growing up years and toiling hard to realise her dream of playing for the country.
Her father Sorav Warsi, a tailor by profession, recalled the day she was born and how their relatives had mocked the family on the birth of a girl. “Today, the same girl has brought laurels to the Warsi family. In 2016, a paralysis attack had left me bedridden and I could not continue earning. When the family was struggling for two square meals a day, Nisha was training hard for hockey and would sometimes ask for expensive shoes, kits and so on,” he said. People even started saying that it was high time they shelved the dream of their daughter to play for the country, he added.
Those were tough days, said Nisha’s mother Mehroon, who started working as a factory labourer so that her daughter could pursue her passion. “When I used to drop her at the stadium as early as 4am even in winter days, people used to question me and say it would not get us anywhere. It has paid off today,” she said.
The Warsi couple said there were issues regarding the sports outfit. “As per Muslim custom, women do not keep the body below knees unclothed and Nisha continued to cover her legs with leggings while playing hockey. Even her coach would ask her to wear sports outfit like other girls, but Nisha convinced him otherwise,” they said.
“We talked to her after the match with Australian and she promised to win gold medal for the country,” they added. It has been six months since they saw Nisha, as she was busy in tournaments and preparation for Olympics. Nisha is now employed with the railways and helps with the family earnings.
Credit Source –


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.