Mary Kom’s son receives a special birthday surprise

The Indian pugilist, who has qualified for the Olympics, hailed the ‘dedication and commitment’ of the Delhi Police.

By Rahul Venkat ·

While Mary Kom may have given India countless memories over the years, on Thursday it was the Indian boxer’s turn to receive some. More specifically, it was her son’s turn.

Mary Kom’s son Prince, who turned seven on May 14, was not expecting a birthday bash this year with the whole country under lockdown. However, the Delhi Police made sure the kid did have a memory to cherish.

The staff of the Tughlaq Road Police Station arrived with a cake to Mary Kom’s home in Delhi to surprise Prince.

They cut a cake and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the visibly delighted seven-year-old. The six-time world champion Indian boxer posted a video on her Twitter handle and thanked the Delhi Police for their gesture.

“You all are real frontline warriors, I salute you all for your dedication and commitment,” she wrote.

Cherishing family time

Mary Kom, who had sealed a second Olympic appearance at the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan in March, had been in self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to New Delhi.

The lockdown was imposed in the midst of that period and the veteran Indian boxer has been enjoying some much-needed family time with her husband and four children.

Kom has been juggling workouts, dancing and playing football with her family during the lockdown.

And though Mary Kom has won everything there is to be won in the world of amateur boxing, including an Olympic medal, she feels there is still some unfinished business at the Games.

“What keeps me hungry is Olympic gold. Once I win that, I think I will be satisfied,” she had told the Olympic Channel.

“I have been fighting for 20 years now and being a girl, it is not an easy job, but I am glad that I can still continue without major injury.”