Pradipkumar – An icon of inspiration – HIV positive bodybuilder

Khundrakpam Pradipkumar is not an ordinary bodybuilder who won the title of Mr. Manipur but also he is an icon of inspiration. You must have seen and heard about many amazing things that happen daily around the globe. But I haven’t come across any such great zeal and achivement. Khundrakpam Pradipkumar who has been declared as HIV positive in 2000, is titled as Mr. Manipur for the 60 Kg Category. Now he is going to compete for the Mr India which is going to be held on March 20 at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He just started bodybuilding as a passion and now he has changed his passion into a great achievement. Khundrakpam Pradipkumar is living in Sagolband Khamnam Leirak, Imphal-West, Manipur, India. There are many reasons why he is important and becomes the icon of inspiration. First of all, it is not an easy task to maintain the homeostatic if someone is HIV positive and also he is doing heavy exercise which need more energy.

Speaking to the Mr. Manipur, Khundrakpam Pradipkumar, he says:

“First when I started bodybuilding, it was just my passion and there are people who help me and give me inspiration about doing bodybuilding. Khamnam Dinesh Singh, International Martial Arts player, is one of such people who give inspiration and suggestion. Now I want to thank all the people for their support and love.

I started working in the local gym “Eagle Gym”. But due to financial constraint, the gym does not have all the necessary equipments and machines but now we get the support of many organizations and people.

A person with HIV positive is no different from those people who are not positive. I request people with HIV positive to start thinking positive and do things like any other person.”

Now Khundrakpam Pradipkumar has become a household name of northeast and also he gives an inspiration not only to the people of northeast India but to the whole world that an HIV positive person can do all the things that a normal person can do. He use to eat 20 eggs and 10 liters of milk daily. But due financial constraints, he takes less diet than he requires. Now he is working hard for the Mr India title that is going to be held in the next few months in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. We should pray for him and his hard working.
Also see: http://www.unodc.org/india/ibn_160108.html

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24 Responses to “ Pradipkumar – An icon of inspiration – HIV positive bodybuilder ”

  1. Dear Mr.Robinsun,
    I commend your effort to highlight Pradipkumar’s recent achievement. This is a million dollar achievement for the people working in HIV-AIDS management in the world. The Manipur State AIDS Control Society should showcase Pradipkumar as a source of inspiration for millions of HIV patients. Please keep promoting this achievement to draw attention of more people. Thanks.

    Rajkumar

  2. Thank you for the comment, Rajkumar Singh.
    We should give more attention to those people who are really struggling to do something good for the society and this world as a whole. He is just like a pioneer.

  3. Hi Robinsun

    This is truly inspiring. We have run this on our website. We would like to showcase Pradipkumar’s achievement as an example of what is possible for disadvantaged people.

    Please help us conttact Pradipkumar.

    Thanks

    Tushar

  4. Hello Tushar,

    Thank you for helping those people who will be the inspiration of future generation. I can provide you the mailing address.

    Address:
    Khaundrakpam Pradipkumar,
    Sagolband Khamnam Leirak,
    Imphal-West, Manipur
    PIN – 795001

    And please feel free to contact me for any further information. And also I can provide you his phone number also. Please give me some time.

    Regards,

    Robinsun

  5. Thanks Robinsun!

    It would be nice if you can link back to the story we have run.

    The url is: http://www.unodc.org/india/ibn_160108.html

    Cheers

    Tushar

    PS Hope to get the phone number soon

  6. Hello Tushar,

    I have added link of your story.

    Cheers,

    Robinsun

  7. Hello Tushar,

    Can you please send me your e-mail address. I will send you the Phone number.

  8. Thanks for sharing

  9. You are welcome!

  10. Please provide me MR. Manipur Phn No.

  11. Well, I can provide you the phone number. But I need to know why you want to get his phone number so that I will not get any false alram.

  12. hi
    i’m working with PEOPLE, the US-based personality magazine soon to be launched in India and we would like to get in touch with Pradipkumar for a story for our HEROES page. i was hoping you could help me a phone number. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    cheers
    sonal

  13. sure!
    As the time comes

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  15. I am an HIV positive (20 yrs) now 47 year old vested retired Police officer who powerlifts with the aid of a licensed LMT 5 days a week, But the difference here is I embrace the combination of Medication,(New Insentress, Intellence, which goes deep into the Lymphmatic sytem like no drugs before and a breeze to take each day), and my lab work is phenominal..
    I see from the Body.com Dr. Gerald Pierone Jr. in Vero Beach and have never missed an appointmnet and worked with him all way the back to the days in the early 90′s when he nothing to work with for drugs and combined antideppressants and steriods, if you ask him I am the most compliant patient he has and I look like any Big Brute you see in any of these Health Magazines, Now I don’t eat twenty eggs and three gallon a Milk a day But I do believe in Whey Supplements with BCAA’s and Vitamins plus a healthy Diet, that’s normal based on modest cost of living and good ole Water to Hydrate the skin sometimes a splash of Apple Cider Vinager to strengthen the inner core, and MOST IMPORTANT a good nights sleep after a great shower or bath if sore from work outs-
    The Bottom Line Every one is Different with this Virus, But I say air on the side of being Universal and attack this Virus on all fronts East, West, North, South…..But reralize and take note of ONE THING Don’t Judge Big Biceps as sign of Heatlh, deep inside this a war going on with every infected person Doing Some smart things Like having a deep cleaning of Your teeth, flossing, Brushing will improve your immune system
    And remember that Diabetes is a Model for HIV as a chronic condition and taking Diet, Health Fitness, Hygiene, Mental Health, everything you throw at this including the kitchen sink, will help..not just one persons personal success, although I look up to Khundrakpam Pradipkuma like no other, I still cut my own path thru the woods of HIV and so should everyone, Be compliant, be Universal and You will outsmart HIV, take your Doctors Opinions and value them after all he sees More people a day than u can Imagine, Your Blood Work Is NOT up for Conjecture, sorry but Cells are on the front line, give them every chance they could need,Science is making incredible headway this January But Up at Your Level a Dumbell helps too! It all helps!

  16. Dear Mr. Pradipkumar!

    I read your story and am pleased you are doing well which I think is possible for many people labelled “HIV positive” through exactly the measures you are describing. I am interested to learn whether you are or were ever taking antiretroviral medications.

    Looking forward to your reply!
    With best wishes from Germany,

    Inez Maria Pandit,MD
    Family Physician-US and UK

  17. Dear Inez Maria Pandit,

    I’m not Pradipkumar and I am the owner of this blog. The fact is that Mr. Pradipkumar is frm my colony and right now I’m out of station and therefore it has been a while that we lost contact to each other. I will try to help you providing the information and I will do my best.

    Regards,

    Robinsun

  18. Well done man. Thats a fantastic achievement. With proper diet, right medicine and exercise, any PLWHA can live a normal life. And He is one example. In fact, I call him an inspirational icon for everyone no matter what field is it.

    My best wishes with you.

    Have a wonderful, healthy days ahead.

    Sarose
    Kathmandu
    Nepal

  19. Thank you for highlighting Mr. Pradikumar’s achievement to us. The purpose for which I am writing to you is that I would like to do a story on Mr. Pradikumar and highlight the issue of injecting drug abuse as well as HIV/AIDS. I belong to the Northeastern region and have worked in Manipur as well. By profession, I am a development practitioner working in the field of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Apart for this, I am also a freelancer writing for news based website.

    May I please request you to share the contact number of Mr. PradipKumar, so that I could ask him a few questions and take his permission to publish the story as well.

    Regards
    Pinky Pradhan

  20. Hello Pinky,

    Thank you for your interest and gratitude. I’m very sorry that now I am not in Manipur anymore and I am not sure whether I could contact him.

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  22. Hi Robinsun, I m a french journalist working for french tv and would like to contact Pradip Kumar Singh to make an interview. Would it be possible to send me his phone number and mail ? Thanks
    Best regards

  23. Mr.Pradipkumar
    You are the reason I started bodybuilding, and working on my trainer degree for HIV positive people.
    You have a lot of courage and to that I am grateful for.
    Timothy Breeding

  24. Heckuva good job. I sure apprecaite it.

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