Leela Raj (Mithali Raj’s mother)

Leela Raj (Mithali Raj’s mother) wiki, profession, husband, son, family, education & more

Leela Raj
NameLeela Raj
Famous forBeing Mithali Raj's mother
ResidenceTrimulgherry, Secunderabad, Telangana
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Mother TongueTamil
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5ft 4in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseDorai Raj
leela raj with her husband dorai raj
Daughter(s)Mithali Raj (Cricketer)
Son(s)Mithun Raj (Environmentalist)
Other Relative(s)
GranddaughterAnaga Raj
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate
Other Details
Family Picture
mithali raj family picture
Leela Raj is the mother of former indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj. She is married to Dorai Raj and they also has a son named Mithun Raj.
Leela worked with the engineering instruments division of Lawrence and Mayo & her husband, Dorai Raj served as a Airman (Warrant Officer) in the Indian Air Force and later worked with the Andhra Bank. They live in a colony in Trimulgherry, Secunderabad, Telangana.
She quit her job because Mithali's coach Sampath Kumar demanded her to do so. Kumar called her husband Dorai Raj and said,
"I think it is better your wife resigns her job. This girl needs a good diet when she comes home. You should give her hot, hot food. See that she never has an empty stomach. Put her to sleep, because again she should be prepared for the evening session. This all can happen only if she's at home. You can't just leave the girl and say, 'You do it, to eat this'. No, it's not like that." and later personally told Leela too. He said,
"What you are earning is peanuts. Your daughter is going to give you more. You get prepared. People will come to you for interviews. For your daughter also I have to teach her how to talk." 1
She also used to take Mithali to practice on a two-wheeler as Sampath Kumar didn't wanted Mithali to travel by public transport.
Her son, Mithun Raj is an environmentalist by profession and has a daughter named Anaga Raj.
In an interview with The Times Of India in June 2022, Leela Raj spoke about the prospects of her daughter's marriage. She said that although as a mother she wants to see her daughter settle down but its her decision. Leela Raj said, "Marriage is one thing that I am not at all involved in. It's her decision but I think I will now have to put an indent for it. It is there for any mother to see her daughter settle down. She has sacrificed so much of her personal life in pursuit of excellence in cricket. The amount of pressure she has gone though and the injuries she suffered in the last 23 years is not easy to handle. I admire her for her focus on the game." 2

  1. https://www.rediff.com/cricket/special/my-daughter-mithali-raj/20181109.htm[]
  2. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/mother-leela-delighted-by-mithali-rajs-decision-to-quit/articleshow/92088352.cms[]