New Delhi: World No 4 Kidambi Srikanth yesterday visited Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah to pray for 2016 Olympic success.
Currently playing in the India Open, Srikanth clinched the Swiss Grand Prix Gold earlier this month. The 22-year-old from Guntur rose to World No. 4 on the back of some sizzling performances, including title win at the China Open last year.
Srikanth visited the famous and oldest Indian mosque - Hazrat Nizammuddin Dargah and spent little over an hour, learning about the 800-year-old mosque. He was accompanied by his academy coach Md Shadab.
"I went to Nizamuddin Dargah to pray for a successful year ahead. I went to seek Almighty's blessings for Olympics," Srikanth said.
Syed Aamir Ali Nizami, Priest, Dargah MaiSahiba, said, "Kidambi, keenly learnt about the rich past of this holy shrine. We prayed for his continued success & glory for nation at Olympics."
The soft-spoken Indian shuttler today reached the second round of the India Open after beating Thailand¿s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-17 21-16 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.