A trip to Manipur’s Kangathei, where a boxing star was born
M.C. Mary Kom may have moved away from Kangathei a long while ago, but her rise is inspiring kids in her village to follow in her footsteps
Kangathei, Manipur: The land on which her house once stood has no remnants of the family’s existence now. But everyone in this village, Kangathei in Imphal, knows where M.C. Mary Kom lived, and everyone, almost as if bound by habit, says she has made them proud. The site of her house is now an empty plot with a grove of banana trees on it. The house, villagers say, was just like theirs—made of mud, and a thatched or a tin roof. Then things changed for her.
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