Mahaveer Prasad Saini is an Indian Olympic athlete Coach. In January 2024, he was awarded the Dronacharya award for training Para Athletic coach.
Mahaveer Prasad Saini was born in February 1959 (age 64 years; as of 2023) in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is no information about his parents and siblings.
Saini has produced many international players including two Olympians. He has trained more than 100 athletes who won medals at the Asian and national levels. Saini has been training para-Olympic category athletes for more than three decades. Among these, Sundar Gurjar has won medals in international competitions like the Olympics and Asian Games.
- In January 2024, he was awarded the Dronacharya Award for coaching Paralympic athletes.
- Mahavir Saini has also been honored with the prestigious Guru Vashishtha Award of Rajasthan.
- Through a post on his Instagram account, Sundar Gurjar dedicated his success in the 2022 Asian Games to Mahaveer Prasad Saini. His Instagram post read,
Today’s day is dedicated to my mentor Mr. Mahavir Ji Coach Saab, more than my parents, who handled me in every step of life, saved me from falling and motivated me to move forward. If Coach Saab were not there, I would not know when I would have broken in my life…. Thank you coach saab for coming in my life…. I will not be able to pay your debt even after thousand births” Instagram – Sundar Singh Gurjar
- After Mahaveer received his reward in January 2024, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of India, Anurag Singh Thakur, took to his Twitter and congratulated Mahaveer.
Congratulations to Shri Mahaveer Prasad Saini ji on being honoured with Dronacharya Award for his immense contribution to Para-Athletics
His dedication and expertise in training outstanding Para-athletes, including Sundar Singh Gurjar and Rakesh Bhaira, have been instrumental in… pic.twitter.com/Cc3TiRENgl
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) January 9, 2024