Pak bodybuilder awaits Indian visa for contest in Delhi

Masoom Butt
Pak bodybuilder awaits Indian visa for contest in Delhi

LAHORE: A world renowned Pakistan-born British bodybuilder Masoom Butt is awaiting visa to take part in world 3rd biggest professional bodybuilding contest (sheru classic) in Delhi.

Masoom Butt also recently qualified for Mr Olympia contest by winning 2nd place in Toronto pro bodybuilding show in June last. Although now permanently residing in the UK, he still represents Pakistan on international stage but the Indian high commission in London is delaying his visa application due to untold reasons.The muscleman may have to miss this mega event which will be under way in New Delhi on October 5.

Sheru Angrish, an Indian born American citizen who is organizing this mega event offered full sponsorship for his trip to New Delhi.Bodybuilding is most popular sports in India and Pakistan on grass root level and has great potential to bring youth of both countries closer in current bitter atmosphere between two nuclear powers. – PT