Ekambaram Karunakaran- a demure, industrious and self-driven man from a small village in Tamil Nadu achieved a feat that inscribed his name in golden letters in the history of Indian Sports.Though stymied by several obstacles- penury in childhood and later the menace of corruption and favoritism, he fought courageously against all odds. His career spanning around thirty years testified the saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” This is a poignant read about Karunakaran’s extraordinary journey from an industrial apprentice in a small town of Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu to an Arjuna Award recipient. This is a story of iron-will and never-say-die attitude. What motivated and drove this young man to turn the wheels of destiny? What were his staggering achievements that earned him the title of “Iron Man”?Read on to get inspired from an uncommon journey of a common man who is still touted as one of the most talented prodigies that India has ever produced in Sports fraternity.