Shobha Karndlaje


BJP Karnataka

Nisha Millet


Millet started swimming in 1991 at the age of 9, won her first medal in 1992 at the sub junior nationals and then progressed on to represent India at various competitions culminating with the Olympics qualifier at Sydney 2000. She is the only Indian sports person to have won 14 gold medals ever at the 1999 national games held at Manipur and win the prime ministers “Best Sportswoman” award twice.

She had retired from a professional swimming career which spanned 16 years with over 600 gold medals at various domestic and international competitions. After her retirement, she has been working as swimming instructor at a variety of clubs in Bangalore such as Catholic Club. She is also involved with setting up a coaching facility primarily for swim coaching so as to improve the levels of coaching in the country.


  • Prime Minister’s award for best sportswoman of the national games – 1997 and 1999.
  • Highest Gold medals (14) in sports in the Manipur National Games – 1999
  • Arjuna Award given to highest sports person in India – 2000
  • Rajyotsava Award – 2001
  • Karnataka State Ekalavya Award – 2002
  • Afro-Asian games, women’s backstroke Silver medal – 2003


Once you start a working on something,
Dont be afraid of failure and
Dont abandon it.
People who work sincerely are the happiest.

— Chanakya


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