Today, they might have all the luxuries and comforts, but things were quiet different during their struggle period. Here, we bring you the name of the sports persons who fought against all odds and engineered their career to become the shinning stars of the sporting world:

1. Milkha Singh: The 'Flying Sikh' of India, took huge pain to achieve the title. Milkha Singh, who was born in Faisalabad (formarly Layallpur), Punjab, in Pakistan lost his parents in the riots after partition. 12-year-old Milkha escaped for his life and came to India. Milkha used to practise day and night to nourish his athletic qualities. He used to race against the meter gauge trains and what he achieved with the rigorous practice is history.  

2. Mary Kom:
From the small town of Manipur, Mary Kom rose to the prominence with her great deal of passion and unmatchable zeal towards the sport. Young Mary used to help her parents on the field and attend government school. The family, at times, struggled to make both ends meet, and Mary's goal was to lift her family out of poverty. Mary fought against all odds and today Manipur's most famous daughter is a national superstar.

3. Mahindra Singh Dhoni: India's most successful cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's first job was as a train ticket examiner at Kharagpur railway station in West Bengal. The man who  ranks amongst the most richest sportsmen in the world, fought against all challenges to become an inspiration for the next generation.

4. Ravindra Jadeja:
India's most favourite all-rounder in international cricket, Ravindra Jadeja used to survive on a mere Rs 10 a day. His father was a watchman in a shopping complex and he always wanted his son to join the army. Jadeja's life took a U-turn when he lost his mother at the age of 17. The incident came as a shocker and he was totally devastated. But then he remembered his mother's last wish - to see her son don the national colours. Today, Jadeja is one of India's best all-rounders in the world cricket.

5. Sushil Kumar:
Sushil Kumar, who took the Indian wrestling to another level, was introduced to the sport by his cousin Sandeep, who gave up the game to support Sushil, as the family couldn’t afford the expenses. When he was in the second standard, Sushil wrestled away with a boy 10 years his senior and that is when his family decided to encourage him to pursue the sport.