Saina Nehwal to tie the knot to badminton player Parupalli Kashyap
Ahead of their marriage and reception on December 16 in Hyderabad, India’s ace shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have assigned their respective parents to supervise all preparations for the auspicious occasion..
Saina, 28, didn’t want to dwell too much into how her relationship with Kashyap, 32, blossomed. “It was destiny. We are good friends ever since we started playing badminton. We have been to each and every tournament on the international circuit since 2004 when we played Junior World Cup held in Canada.
Our parents knew since then that we are good friends,” she remarked. The to- be- married couple trained under national coach Pullela Gopichand for more than a decade and their romance reportedly began in 2007. According to Saina, their parents had no objections whatsoever to them being a couple.
“Our parents are with us and they agreed to this union,” she said. It will be interesting to see how the duo goes about their married life while playing on the circuit. Saina has not even given it a thought.
“Even as Indian sport is littered with instances of badminton couples – P.Gopichand-PVVLakshmi, Syed Modi (deceased) and Ameeta Kulkarni and Uday and Sujata Pawar, whose son Anand like his moher and father emerged an international player
Report by: K.V.Raman
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