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Entrepreneur and sports administrator Arshnapally Jagan Mohan Rao created history on Sunday by becoming the first person from Telangana State to head a National Sports Federation. Jagan, who is the president of the Telangana Handball Association, was unanimously elected president of the Handball Federation of India (HFI) in Lucknow on Sunday. 

A. Jagan Mohan Rao, who played at University level in cricket, volleyball, handball and kabaddi, happens to be the first official from the State to head the federation. He has successfully conducted Asia handball in the City in the past. 

"I am truly grateful to all the 29 State associations for electing as HFI president unanimously. I swear to work hard for the development of handball in the country,” he said in a statement. 

“We will hunt for talented youngsters and facilitate them with expert coaches. We will train Indian athletes with the goal of producing Olympic medalists,” A. Jagan Mohan Rao said.