Modi’s Olympic Gifts Up For Auction

Among the memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, up for bids in an e-auction, are sporting memorabilia gifted by India’s Tokyo Olympians.

Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries Prahalad Singh Patel visited the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, September 30, 2021, to take a look at what’s up for grabs.

Please click on the images for a better look.

IMAGE: Seema Punia’s Discus from the Tokyo Games. All Photographs: Press Information Bureau


IMAGE: Olympic Bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain’s Boxing Glove, reportedly the one that fetched the highest amount in advance bids.


IMAGE: P V Sandhu’s Racquet which helped her win a Bronze medal in Tokyo.


IMAGE: A Hockey Stick donated by a member of India’s Bronze medal-winning men’s hockey team.



IMAGE: A Fencing Foil used by C A Bhavani Devi, the first Indian fencer to ever compete in an Olympics.



IMAGE: The best of them all: Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s Javelins. Neeraj ended India’s 125-year wait for a track and field medal in Tokyo.


Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/


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