Asish Sawarkar. A Mumbai Body-Building Celebrity.
You could call Asish a celebrity in the little universe of body builders in Mumbai. He has won many titles and if I heard right, he was one of the runners-up at the Mr Universe contest when it was held in Mumbai last year.
However, I would not have noticed the event when it was held here because there is only one sportsman in this city for most of us - Sachin! Sachin! The rest are all humans.
Asosh is a full time body builder and will be showing off his body at Mumbai Shree. When he steps into the gym, I could feel a sudden hush and whispers, not unlike when a star cricketer walks into a dressing room of a school team. He will be there with the other top international bodybuilders from our city to motivate the youngsters and show them that this sport can provide them with a great future. He's proof that hard work pays.