On Olympic gold winner Abhinav Bindra’s birthday, we give you a list of interesting and fun facts about the Indian shooter.

Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra. Pic/ PTI

>> Abhinav Bindra recently won a gold medal in the 10 metre air rifle event at the Asian Air Gun Championship on September 27, 2015.

>> Abhinav Bindra is nicknamed 'AB'.

>> He has two pets – a St. Bernard named 'Buddy' and a beagle named 'Chhotu'.

>> His mother thinks he is 'India's most eligible bachelor'.

>> His favourite dish is Tandoori Chicken.

>> In 2006, Bindra suffered from a severe back injury and was inactive for months.

>> Bindra became the first Indian ever to win an Olympic gold medal when he bagged one at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 10 metre air rifle tournament.

>> He is also the youngest Indian to participate in the 2000 Olympics.

>> Abhinav claims that he does not want to get married.

>> He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2000, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2009.

>> When he entered the sport of rifle shooting, he had a -4 number for both his eyes.