Where there's a will there's a way and Bengaluru-based water tank driver G. Balakrishna has proved it after he was crowned as ‘Mr. Asia 2016’ at the recently concluded 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines.
25-year-old Balakrishna, a resident of Ramagondanahalli near Varthur, has dedicated his win to Indian Army. But the journey to success was not a cakewalk for him.
From losing his father, the only breadwinner of the family, at a tender age to start the water tanker business to earn some extra money so that he can participate in international competitions, Balakrishna faced all odds to fulfil his dreams.
“I am proud of my achievement and hope to repeat it more often with some financial support. I owe it to my mother, Parvathamma, and brother Rajesh who have been my pillars of support, Balakrishna was quoted as saying by The Hindu.