World Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ekjot Swagh at just age 20 lost his life due to an arterial disease called Atherosclerosin. Ekjot was the promising youngster who left his home town of Brampton, Canada to train at the Word’s premiere facilities in California to pursue a professional career.
The chances of getting the rare arterial disease is considered to be 1 in one million according to doctors.
The only son of the family wanted to pursue a professional career and was given permission by his parents last year.
Ekjot started out as a wrestler but his passion for Mixed Martial Arts grew larger and larger due to his dedication and determination.
In just his first mixed martial art tournament, he won a silver medal.
In the year 2012, Ekjot made mixed martial arts headlines after he won 3 gold medals and world championship at the Toronto Ascension Tournament in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He beat experienced and black belt holding competitors to attain the world title.
During the world championship, Ekjot was recruited by Rafael and Guilherme who are world champions in BJJ to train in California at premier gym.
The funeral of Ekjot will be at Dixie Gurdwara Sahib on January 31 and a candle light vigil will be held at Heart Lake Secondary School from 7:30 to 8:30pm.