- Full Name:
- Dipika Pallikal
Having been born to Susan Pallikal, a former India Women Squash, sports has always been in Dipika Pallikal’s genes.
She turned Pro in 2006 when she was just 15 years old but started to make heads turn few years later. The recently turned 25 year-old has won 6 WSA World Tours.
Her achievements didn’t go unnoticed as Dipika won the Arjuna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2014. A staunch believer in equality, Dipika ignored participating in the National Squash Championships from 2012 to 2015 due to the inequality in prize money.
Upon reinstating equal prize money for both men and women, Dipika participated again in 2016 and made a triumphant return by defeating Joshna Chinappa in the final.