Praveen Yadav | Jul 25, 2021 | 0
Nav Bhatia: A Toronto Raptors’ superfan inducted
Navdeep ‘Nav’ Bhatia, the first Indian-born Canadian NBA fan inducted into the Hall of Fame. At the point when the Toronto Raptors played their first game in the National Basketball Association (NBA) group in 1995, a courtside fan stood apart from the rest. Yet, it was not simply his flourishing voice that had others in the field pay attention. As a rehearsing Sikh, he likewise drew consideration with his white turban and thick facial hair as needed by his religion.
A great deal has changed for the Raptors since. However, they have consistently discovered Navdeep “Nav” Bhatia in their corner, pulling for his group through all its good and bad times. The 69-year-old cases he has never missed a Raptors game since their beginning. Furthermore, his cheer has just become stronger with time.
This was sufficient justification for the establishment to dedicate him a “Superfan” in 1998 and give him the Number 95 pullover, after the time of their origin. Bhatia is currently a perceived face across NBA, hobnobbing with the absolute greatest names in the game.
In the month of May, Bhatia became the first-ever fan to be inducted into the prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And it was not for just being a loyal Raptors follower. Over the years, he has used his fame and the game to smash stereotypes, while bringing about change, one basketball fan at a time, through philanthropy and activism.