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Thimmana Upadhya’s milestones become Karnataka Table Tennis history

Thimmanna Gajanan Upadhya, fondly known as Charlie among close circles is a household name to all sports-loving people in the state and more so in North Karnataka. In fact, his accomplishments are amazing, right from his association with the Sports and Recreation Club of LIC Dharwad and donning the role of an Umpire in state, national and international level Table Tennis tournaments and championships. However, he appears to be least bothered to beat a drum about the same. Individual milestones history of TT: Narayan G Sabhahit, a close relative had to persuade Thimmanna for a small conversation at his residence. Perhaps, writing about Thimmanna should not be construed as giving him the publicity that he is least bothered by. But mentioning his individual milestones is nothing else but tracing the history and growth of Table Tennis and other sports activities across the state in a big way. Bengaluru centric Tourneys: In the early seventies, you name the sports Bengalureans dominated b