Limba Ram’s family belongs to a tribe and because of poverty; he relied on hunting birds like sparrows, partridges as well as other animals in the jungle with his indigenous bamboo bow and reed arrows. In 1987, one of his Uncles brought news that government would be conducting trials in the nearby village of Makradeo to train good archers. At this trial, 15-year-old Limba Ram and three other boys (among whom was future Arjuna Award winning Archer Shyam Lal) were spotted. Thereafter, all four boys were sent to New Delhi for the Special Area Games Programme, a four-month training camp. Rest is history.