A top boxer who came within seconds of winning India's first Olympic boxing medal at Sydney in 2000 went missing from a national camp on a two-day break soon after the Games.
It was later discovered that he had shifted base to the United States.
Gurucharan Singh deserter from the Indian Army and aspiring world champion.
The story of one of India's finest boxers is loaded with a different kind of immigrant angst finds Arun Venugopal and photographer Paresh Gandhi.
Design: Rahil Shaikh
This feature first appeared in India Abroad, the newspaper for the Indian-American community, owned by rediff.com
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