Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), and he hails from a Hindu Rajput family.

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Dhoni's parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi

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At Ranchi, his father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON

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Dhoni has a sister Jayanti Gupta and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni.

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Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist

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His childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar

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Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach.

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Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well.

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He was a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003

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His colleagues remember him as a very honest, straightforward employee of the Indian Railways.

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