At the age of 3, Sangram Singh was diagnosed with a severe arthritis problem. Not only it made his bones weaker, but his immune system failed to respond to the external medication too. So severe was the complication that it started paralyzing his whole body. Having lost his ability to move his body parts, he was confined to a wheelchair for the next 10 years of his life.
During this phase, he started developing the desire to become a wrestler as he used to watch his brother practicing it daily at a local Akhara (a wrestling ring made up of sandbeds). The fire in his eyes made him share his dream of becoming a wrestler with one of the mentors there. And thus, started the journey of a wheelchair-ridden child towards becoming a World Wrestling Champion.