Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mary Kom’s autobiography, Unbreakable- Launched by legend Amitabh Bachchan

Mary Kom’s autobiography, Unbreakable- Launched by legend Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, December 09, 2013:  MC Mary Kom is a name synonymous with the vitality, strength and determination of Indian women and Indian sportsmanship. She is a role model to many and everyone’s desire to read about her rise to success has finally culminated in her autobiography, Unbreakable. Published by HarperCollins, the much-awaited book was launched by Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan, at a glittering event in Mumbai’s Infinity Mall on 9th December. The event was organised by IOS Sports & Entertainment, Mary’s long standing marketing agency and one of the country’s fastest growing sports and entertainment companies, with engagements spanning across celebrity management, film marketing, event management, infrastructure development and more.

Born  to  parents  who  were  landless  agricultural  labourers in  the  state  of  Manipur  in  Northeast India, Mary’s story is one of relentless struggle and an unflinching passion for the sport of boxing. A childhood of hard labour prepared her body for the sport just as well as any fitness training might have. Her own will and determination carried her through the minefield of politics that any sport in India is. Nimble of foot and pulling no punches, the boxing ring was Mary’s dominion.

Speaking on the launch of her book, Mary said,My struggle has been one that many in our country face, especially women. The reason I decided to pen my story down was so others could read it and feel that if I could achieve what I have, so can they. One must have passion, dedication and faith in oneself and all dreams can come true.” 

Superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who graced the occasion as a special guest was all praise for the sporting stalwart. “Mary Kom is already a legendary figure in the country, loved and admired by all.  She has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, more so from the North East. The book beautifully brings out her indestructible spirit and is an inspirational read for everyone.”

M.C. Mary Kom  is  not  yet  ready to  call  it  a  day,  but  here  she tells  her  story  so far,  no  holds barred  –  her  tough  childhood,  her  rebellions,  how  long  she  waited  for  Onler  to  propose marriage, how she was willing to run away with him and, of course, how she held her own in the male bastion of boxing. It’s all packed into this inspiring, exhilarating tale of a woman who faced impossible odds in a man’s world – and won.

About IOS Sports and Entertainment:

IOS is a Sports & Entertainment Management and Marketing Company dedicated to the promotion and development of sports and talent. They work on a diverse portfolio of properties that provides a 360 degree value add for all stakeholders. With sports as the company’s core competence, their portfolio also encompasses entertainment including music, fashion, motion pictures and performing arts.

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