Fans and friends greet ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, fresh from her victory at the 2012 Olympics.
Fresh from her victory at the 2012 London Olympics, shuttler Saina Nehwal arrived at Hyderabad this afternoon. Having clinched a bronze medal, Saina’s return was eagerly anticipated by family, friends and fans.
However, thanks to the absence of any advance information of her homecoming, many fans and supporters missed her arrival at the airport. Her father, Harvir Singh Nehwal, was the only one from the family present as Saina’s elder sister will be reaching Hyderabad from Jalandhar tomorrow with their mother. However, scores of Harvir’s colleagues accompanied him to welcome his daughter.
Brimming with delight and excitement at receiving his daughter, Harvir was discussing nothing but her feat at the Olympics. He shared his excitement with Postnoon while on his way to the airport. “It has been a terrific experience. I am being escorted by my colleagues who have decided to give her a grand reception,” he said. Harvir is a scientist at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad.
“It is a very proud moment for me. I have been told that all the security arrangements have been made and we have been keeping track of her journey from London to Delhi to Hyderabad. Fans and supporters have already started gathering at our house in Gachibowli,” said Singh, while signing off.
Saina, along with her coach P Gopichand, landed in the City around 12.30pm, from where they will proceed to attend a press meet at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli. Given that it is Ramzan, Harvir Singh says, “Of course we will be celebrating with biryani and haleem. I think she deserves it, considering that she has played one of the best games of her career in the tournament.”
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