Para-athlete who slept on train floor to get top NCPEDP-MUDA award

MUMBAI: Acclaimed para-athlete Suvarna Raj — who made headlines in June after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a long-distance train — has been selected for the prestigious NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award for 2017, an official said here on Wednesday.

Suvarna, 34, hailing from Nagpur and settled in New Delhi after marriage, is an internationally renowned table-tennis player though she was afflicted by polio when she was only two years old.

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