His childhood days were spent in a severe shortage of money. He started by hunting down birds using his hand made bow and arrow. As soon as he learned that Government is organizing trials to train archers. He rushed in there and was spotted by Sports Authority of India. He was one of the four boys who got selected after the trials and was sent to Delhi to train under Coach R.S. Sodhi.
After receiving formal training he won the National Level Junior Championships. This was just the beginning as he kept on winning at the National circuit on a consistent basis. He represented India in three Olympics. He Won Silver Medal in the individual event and won Gold Medal in the team event at the Archery Asian Cup held in Beijing in 1989. He also won an Individual Gold Medal at The Asian Archery Championships held in Beijing in 1992. He also equaled the world record by scoring 357/360 in 30 meters event. He missed Bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics by just 1 point.
Due to a Shoulder Injury that occurred while he was playing Football, his professional career ended. In 2009 he was signed as National Archery Coach. For his achievements, he was conferred with Padma Shri by Indian Govt in 2012.