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(The Tennis Legend)
Vijay Amritraj is a well known Tennis player. He has been declared UN messenger of peace. An icon like Vijay could help in bringing development in sports. Amritraj has achieved fame as a tennis player and also in other spheres.
Vijay Amritraj was born on 14th December 1953 at Chennai in Tamil Nadu. He was born in a family of sports person. His father was a famous sportsman. His mother was also good player of tennis. Vijay Amritraj studied from Royal College, Chennai. He got the training in tennis by the instructor T. A. Ramarao.
In 1971 he won the National Junior Championship. In 1972, won National Championship. He defeated world famous Rod Lewar in 1973. He remained champion for three times in “Hall of fame”. He had shown marvelous gameshow in Walvi International Championship of Braton Woods as well as in competition of Hong-Kong. He became captain for Davis Cup in 1982.
He is also a peace-lover man. He quickly finds a solution wherever a conflict at higher level arises. He was appointed as UN peace messenger from India in 2001.
In 2006 after completing his assignment as a ‘United Nations Messenger of Peace’, Vijay Amritraj founded ‘The Vijay Amritraj Foundation’. The foundation’s missions is to bring hope, help and healing, to the defendess and innocent victims of diseases, tragedy and circumstances in India.