But how exactly this Love story started?
Sangeeta says her love story with Bajrang started only after moving to Sonepat. The 22-year-old grappler initially started her wrestling career just like her other sisters- training under her father Mahavir Phogat. But later she moved to Sonepat along with her sister Geeta and Babita to train. It is there the Bajrang and Sangeeta story started.
“Geeta and Babita knew Bajrang from before. I met him at the SAI Center where he used to train. We started talking, started liking each other’s company. We started feeling for each other, it was mutual. My parents also liked him as he was a good wrestler with a lovable personality. Then the elders met and decided that we should get married,” she says.
The two got engaged last year in a ‘Roka’ ceremony in Punia’s home in Sonepat and had earlier planned to get married after the Tokyo Olympics. But, with the games delayed due to the pandemic, they now plan to become life partners before it. Phogat is ready to wear masks on her wedding and abide by the government guidelines. “We have to follow the protocols. Otherwise, if both of us get sick, then we will have to call off the wedding,” she chuckles.
The wrestler plans to wear something similar to her elder sister Babita’s lehenga which was designed by the famed designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. “It was very nice. I have zero fashion sense, so therefore I am taking help from Geeta,” she added.