HYDERABAD: Silver Medalist PV Sindhu reached to his hometown (Hyderabad) on Monday morning. Around hundreds of people reached to the Hyderabad Airport to welcome her. At the airport, many people including top politicians and others greeted her with flowers and shawls. They also clicked selfies with the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Games.
Along with PV Sindhu, his coach Pulella Gopichand also reached to Hyderabad. A special open double decker bus has been appointed by the Telangana government to cover the distance from Mumbai to Hyderabad.
Along with wrestler Sakshi Malik who won a Bronze, Sindhu guaranteed that India did not return with hardly a penny from Rio in Brazil, where the current year's Olympic Games finished yesterday. The US finished the count with 121 awards, 46 of them Gold.
Back home, both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have sent top priests to welcome the 21-year-old champ at the air terminal in the capital they presently share. While Sindhu's mom Vijaya is from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, her dad PV Ramana is from Adilabad in Telangana.
Both states have declared enormous prizes to observe Sindhu's Silver – the Telangana government will give her a money prize of 5 crore, a private plot in Hyderabad and have offered her work. The Andhra Pradesh government too has offered Sindhu a vocation and will give her a money prize of 3 crore and a private plot on Amravati, the new capital city it is building.
The enlivened BEST transport will take Ms Sindhu and Coach Pullela Gopichand, who has prepared two Olympic medallists in Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, to Hyderabad's Gachibowli stadium, where she will be congratulated by the Telangana government. With them will be Srikant Kidambi, likewise instructed by Mr Gopichand and who achieved the men's badminton quarter finals at the Rio Olympics.
In the not so distant future, PV Sindhu will be exhibited an auto, a BMW that will be given to her by her most loved sportsman and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
A week ago, PV Sindhu lost to world no-1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a throbbing last that went on for 60 minutes and 23 minutes.
Sindhu, a two-time World title bronze medallist, turned into the main Indian lady player to win a silver in the Olympics and just the fifth lady from India to win an award at the recreations.