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Phogat family invited over tea with South Korean first lady

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Haryana's famous family, the Phogats, on whose story starrer film 'Dangal' is based, have been invited for a meeting in with South Korean Kim Jung-sook, who had watched the movie back home with a group of Indian students.

The Phogat family says they are excited and looking forward to the meeting.

South Korean Moon Jae-in is on a state visit to from July 8 to 11.

Jung-sook's meeting with Indian students and a screening of 'Dangal' was arranged in the run up to Moon Jae-in's visit to

"It is a great honour to have been invited over a cup of tea with the her. We were told that the was quite appreciative of the movie, which has touched her deeply," told over phone.

Dangal, which was released in 2016, is a sports drama based on the life of and his daughters and

"After watching the film with Indian students, she liked it and expressed keenness to meet us. We were contacted by the officials and now all of us are planning to meet her," said Phogat's cousin said.

Mahavir Phogat said it gave him immense joy "that the film is also becoming a medium to further strengthen relations between the two countries".

Despite all odds, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who hails from Balali village in district, trained his daughters to become world class wrestlers.

He overcame odds to train his daughters in wrestling, a game commonly perceived as a male sport, especially in a state like

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 21:30 IST