Poker Pro Muskan Sethi Honored by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind
Poker Master | October 24th, 2017 | News And Events
Poker and card game players getting acclaimed in national level is rare. But, defying odds, professional poker player hailing from Delhi, India, Muskan Sethi will be honoured with the ‘Women’s Achievers Award’ by none other than the Honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. The award will also commemorate Sethi’s role in women empowerment and animal rights. Muskan Sethi will be joined by 99 other women achievers who were brilliant in their respective fields.
Muskan Sethi was introduced to poker in her childhood, but her interest in the game rose when she turned 20. Started playing online on Facebook, learning the poker rules, she later started cleaning out the tables playing with friends who don’t know how to play poker, Sethi’s growth from amateur to pro was quick. Having a confidence in the two cards in her hand and bluffing skills, she joined a tournament hosted by PokerStars that ranked her in top 4 online players out of more than 700 thousand players. Her reward for this achievement was an all expense trip to Barcelona for the 2014 PokerStars Championship.
Sethi is a humanitarian promoting social causes that involve an NGO started by her late mother and has also started an iPhone app named ‘Doggydoo’ that facilitates dog loving people in caring them well. She also donates some of her prize money to other charities as well.
When Union Ministry of Women and Child Development ringed her up, the news of ‘Women’s Achievers Award’ came as a surprise to Sethi. Talking about the same to online poker news site, PokerGuru, she said, ‘I was officially contacted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of our country in July. They informed me that I was selected to receive this honour and I still can’t believe it. It’s hard to express how I feel; my journey so far is flashing before my eyes, feeling blessed and really looking forward.’