New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated wrestler Bajrang Punia for winning the gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Lauding Punia for his achievement, Modi in a statement said: “Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for securing the Gold in Asian Wrestling Championship. India is very proud of his exemplary accomplishment.”

Punia won the first gold medal for India at the championship by defeating Lee Seungchul of South Korea in the final of the men’s 65 kg Freestyle division here on Saturday.

Apart from PM, some Indian celebrities also congratulated Punia for his achievement.

Former Indian legendary opener Virender Sehwag tweeted,

India’s Olympic silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004 Athens Olympics) also tweeted,

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also congratulated Punia for his achievement. The 57-year old IPL chairman tweeted,

(With Inputs from IANS) 

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