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Paralympics 2016: Deepa Malik gets traditional Haryanvi style welcome

  • Deepa Malik, silver medallist, Rio Paralympics, Paralympics 2016
    A couple of dhol players and a brass band also played feverishly in competition with the kettle drum players as people enjoyed the medley ...

    On September 12, the 45-year-old had created history at the women’s shot put F53 event in Rio Paralympics, with a personal best throw of 4.61 metres.

  • Deepa Malik, silver medallist, Rio Paralympics, Paralympics 2016
    Young boys in colourful turbans added to the atmosphere as they matched their steps with the beats of folk music.

    The Haryana sports department had commandeered a cultural troupe from Faridabad, which played the traditional kettle drums and entertained the crowd for over two hours.

  • Deepa Malik, silver medallist, Rio Paralympics, Paralympics 2016
    Her father, Bal Krishan Nagpal, 74, is a retired colonel like her husband.

    A number of army men were also present as Deepa belongs to a family of armed forces personnel.

  • Deepa Malik, silver medallist, Rio Paralympics, Paralympics 2016
    Her brother, Brigadier Vikram Nagpal, posted in Jammu and Kashmir, has also come to join the family in celebrations.

    He, along with her mother Veena Nagpal, 71, came down to Deepa’s Silver Oaks residence in Gurgaon from Jaipur a few days ago.

  • Deepa Malik, silver medallist, Rio Paralympics, Paralympics 2016
    Anil Vij welcomes Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik

    Haryana sports minister Anil Vij, and director general of sports, Jagdeep Singh, were present at the airport apart from Deepa’s family members

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