The 14 day long Tour De Sindh concluded on Sunday. The 1600KM race returned to Sindh after a hiatus of 8 years. It was the biggest race in the event’s history crossing 22 districts and 14 stops between Gotkhi to Karachi.
But the real deal of the event is the story of one man named Naeem Nazir Ahmed who emerged victorious in this edition of the Tour De Sindh.
Naeem’s story is special because of around 17 years ago, he was just a 16-year-old boy laborer in the Jackson Market of Karachi.But he was always passionate about competitive cycling but being barely able to make ends meet, he knew he couldn’t afford to buy a new bicycle.
But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Naeem always wanted to compete in a cycle race and led himself into building one on his own by acquiring various parts and assembling them.
He bought a second-hand body and tires of a cycle from wherever he could find and then assembled it all together with help of his friends.
After building his own bicycle, his competitive race career started with Inter-Karachi one race. He didn’t win the race but also never lost his spirit. He kept working hard for the coming years and then he started winning several races held in Karachi.
Before his biggest win at the Tour De Sindh, Naeem won several medals during 2004 and 2007.
Naeem Nazir’s changed his life from being a common laborer to winning RS 1 million. His story sends out a clear message; if you’ve got enough passion for something, nothing can stop you from changing your life.