On this day, no-one in Hisar (An administrative headquarters of Hisar district of Hisar division in the state of Haryana) could have imagined that a girl born to Harvir Singh and Usha Rani will one day attain the World No.1 ranking as a professional badminton singles player and become an inspiration for many. Saina Nehwal, the ace Ace Shuttler and a gem in the crown of Indian Badminton has turned 27 today and her journey so far has been beyond than inspiring.
Saina has a total of 23 singles’ titles to her name. She reached at 1st Rank, in the World Top Badminton Player Ranking in 2015. Saina won the Arjuna Award in 2009, Padma Shri in 2010, the highest sports award in the country – Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009-10 and Padma Bhushan in 2016.