Surprising Facts  About Kabaddi  That Will Leave You Awestruck

By Nidhi Singh

It is believed that the roots of Kabaddi can be traced back to India's history for around 4000 years.

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Kabaddi is believed to have been played by both Arjuna and his son Abhimanyu in the Mahabharata.

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The word ‘Kabaddi’ has come from a Tamil word, Kai-pidi, which means ‘holding hands’

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Kabaddi is the national game of Bangladesh

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Kabaddi received international exposure during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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It was only in 1995 that the first women's kabaddi event was held in India.

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