Pramod Bhagat is an Indian professional para-badminton player, who is ranked no. 1 in para-badminton mens singles SL3 and also a 5 times BWF World Champion. Pramod represented India at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, where he earned a gold medal in Mens Singles SL3 category.Pramod was born into a family of farmers in the Hajipur village of Vaishali district in Bihar. Pramod was fond of playing various sports since childhood, but at the age of 5, he got affected by polio, which developed a defect on his left leg, causing a permanent disability. However, Pramod did not let his disability come in his way, and he kept practising and playing various sports.While growing up, Pramod Bhagat developed a keen interest in badminton, but his poor financial condition became another barrier to his career. He started playing badminton with a second-hand racket that he bought for Rs 10 from a nearby local market. Pramod did a lot of hard work and never missed any practice session, thus emerging as a skilful player, which also helped him grab many opportunities to play at district-level and state-level tournaments.Pramod Bhagat made his international debut in 2006 by competing at the FESCPIC Games, presently known as Asian Para Games, but could not give a good start to his international career. He was out of the competition after playing his first match at the first international tournament.Pramod Bhagat first came into the limelight in 2013 when he won a gold medal at the World Championships in Mens doubles category held in Dortmund, Germany. Pramod Bhagat, along with his doubles partner Manoj Sarkar, won the match, beating Japanese duo Taku Hiroi and Toshiaki Suenaga with a score of 2115, 1021, 2118 in the final match.Next, in 2014, Pramod Bhagat participated in the Asian Para Games and won a bronze medal for India.In 2015, Pramod Bhagat got the opportunity to represent India at BWF World Championships and won a gold medal, defeating Vietnams Pham Duc Trung in Mens singles category. Pramod also won a silver medal along with his doubles partner Tarun Dhillon, winning the match with 217, 1421, 621 scores.Pramod Bhagat secured a gold medal in Mens Singles SL3 and a silver medal in Mens Doubles SL3-SL4 category at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Instagram to congratulate Pramod on winning two medals at the Asian Para Games.One of the major highlights of Pramod Bhagats career was the 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships held in Basel, Switzerland, where he bagged a total of two gold medals in the SL3 mens singles and doubles categories each after which he received tremendous recognition and appreciation.2019 proved to be a very successful year for Pramod Bhagat. After winning two medals at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, Pramod fenced another two gold medals in Mens Singles SL3 and Mens Doubles SL3-SU5 categories at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games.