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Happy Birthday : P. T. Usha [ 27 June ]

27 June 2012 :: Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha was born on  June 27, 1964, popularly known as P. T. Usha, is an Indian athlete from the state of Kerala. P. T. Usha has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is regarded as one of the greatest athletes India has ever produced and is often called the “queen of Indian track and field”. She is nicknamed Payyoli Express. Currently she runs the Usha School of Athletics at Koyilandy in Kerala.

 P. T. Usha was born in the village of Payyoli, Kozhikode District, Kerala. In 1976 the Kerala State Government started a Sports School for women, and Usha was chosen to represent her district.


Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha

Born on             27 June 1964 (age 48)

Birth Place         Payyoli, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Residence           Payyoli, Kozhikode

Nationality          Indian

Other names     Payyoli Express, Golden Girl

Occupation         Athlete

Employer             Indian Railways

Known for           Padma Shri

Spouse                V. Srinivasan

Children               Ujjwal

Parents                Paithal, Lakshmi

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