Sindhu arrives in Hyderabad to rousing reception

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Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu arrived here this morning to a grand welcome at Hyderabad International Airport.

Amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers from scores of people, Sindhu, accompanied by coach Pullela Gopichand, was greeted by her parents — P V Ramana and P Vijaya — besides Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali, and some ministers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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Photo: NDTV
Photo: NDTV

Later, displaying the silver medal, she also waved to the cheering crowds from the open-top-motorcade as the procession began from the airport towards Gachibowli stadium, where the Telangana government has organised a gala felicitation in honour of the star shuttler.

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The Telangana government had announced Rs five crore cash reward for the 21-year-old, a 1,000 square yard housing site near the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli and suitable government job, if she is willing.

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Telangana government had also announced cash prize of Rs one crore for Sindhu’s coach Gopichand.

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