Dhalsim is a fictional character from the Street Fighter series of fighting games. In the story, he hails from Kerala, India.
Generally a pacifist, Dhalsim fights to raise money for his village, but realizes that it contradicts his pacifist beliefs. The only significant part he played in the overall story of the series was to make Cammy White self-aware.
Dhalsim retired from fighting after the second World Warrior tournament, and continued to roam the world helping those in need.
It has been confirmed that Dhalsim will return in Street Fighter IV, but his reasons are currently unknown.