Aslam Mustafa Inamdar is an Indian kabaddi player. In 2023, he represented India at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China, where the Indian team bagged a gold medal. He took over the captaincy of the Puneri Paltan team in the tenth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Aslam Mustafa Inamdar was born on Wednesday, 23 February 2000 (age 24 years; as of 2024) in Taklibhan village, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 14″
Parents & Siblings
Aslam Mustafa Inamdar’s father’s name is Baburao Inamdar. His father passed away in 2011. His mother, Laxmibai Inamdar, used to work as a domestic help.
His elder brother, Wasim, is also a Kabaddi player who previously worked as a gardener and later got a job in the police department. His younger brother, Ahmed Mustafa Inamdar, is a kabaddi player and made his debut in the tenth season of PKL.
Aslam Mustafa Inamdar is unmarried.
Aslam Mustafa Inamdar follows Islam.
Aslam Mustafa Inamdar started his career by playing Kabaddi at the local level and earned money through cash prizes. He then played his first sub-junior nationals for Maharashtra after which he decided to move to a more prominent club, Jai Bajrang, in Vasind town, Thane on the advice of his senior. At Jai Bajrang, he improved his skills and techniques and had the opportunity to do Kabaddi stints with Union Bank and Air India. In an interview, while talking about how he progressed after joining the Jai Bajrang club, he said,
My life changed after that. I started playing good level tournaments, and that’s where people spotted me.”
In 2018, Aslam Inamdar qualified to join the Yuva Paltan, the youth academy of the Puneri Paltan team and spent three years there before he achieved his breakthrough in 2021 after being selected to play in the Pro Kabaddi League. He played in various state-level tournaments and led the Yuva Paltan to the winning side.
In 2021, Aslam Mustafa Inamdar made his debut in the Pro Kabaddi League as an all-rounder member of the Puneri Paltan team. He collected a total of 189 points for his team in his debut season and became the player to collect the most raid points for the Puneri Paltan team in the league matches of the eighth season of the Pro Kabaddi League. In July 2022, he was a member of the Maharashtra team that bagged a silver medal at the 69th Senior National Men’s Kabaddi Championship. In the same year, he represented the Maharashtra team which bagged a silver medal at the 36th National Games held in Gujarat. In 2022, he was retained for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League for rupees 20 lakh in which he earned a total of 150 points for the team with a strike rate of 51% and a tackle strike rate of 35%. In October 2023, he made his debut at the Asian Games as a member of the Indian Kabaddi team that bagged a gold medal in Hangzhou, China. The team won the finals by defeating Iran at the 19th Asian Games in a nail-biting thriller with a score of 33-29.
In 2023, he was once again retained by the Puneri Paltan team to play as an all-rounder and also took over the captainship of Puneri Paltan in the tenth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Aslam owns a Royal Enfield.
Aslam owns a Tata Harrier car.
- Food: Vada pav
- Kabaddi Player: Rakesh Kumar
- Aslam Mustafa Inamdar used to work at a tea stall before he pursued Kabaddi professionally. He comes from a lower-middle-class family and helped his family to escape from poverty after attaining success as a kabaddi player.
- In 2014, he suffered from an injury while playing at the sub-junior national kabaddi championship in which he injured both the tibia and fibula bones on his right leg. He needed to undergo surgery for his bones but didn’t have enough finances to do so. Three months later, a government scheme helped him to get the operation at a cheaper rate.
- His elder brother, Wasim, did not want him to play Kabaddi and rather focus on his studies, but Aslam would secretly practice Kabaddi and eventually managed to gain his brother’s support. In an interview, while talking about his brother, he said,
Wasim was against it, so whenever he wasn’t on the ground, I’d go and play. I’d see him in the distance and run the other way, jump over the wall and head home. But he would eventually get to know when the seniors told him how good a player I was.”
- He regularly works out at the gym and often posts his workout routine on his Instagram account. Instagram – Aslam Inamdar
- In national championships, he plays with jersey number 3 as a member of the Maharashtra team.