Jwala Gutta praised her mother Yelan and called her the head of the family
Jwala Gutta with her mother Yelan. Pic/ Gutta's Instagram
India badminton star Jwala Gutta praised her mother Yelan and called her the head of the family as she turned a year older on Thursday.
Jwala Instagrammed the above picture with her mother, father Kranti and sister Insi and captioned it: "Happy birthdayyyyy to the head of our family...my mom...the strongest woman I know!! We love you!!"
Take a look at Jwala Gutta's post below.
Jwala Gutta's mother Yelan's birthplace is China. Yelan first arrived in India along with her father, who is a Gandhian named Tseng, in 1977. Not many know that Jwala Gutta's mother translated the Gandhi autobiography to Chinese. Jwala Gutta's father, Kranti comes from a family of freedom fighters.
The 36-year-old badminton player began her career in the 1990s and since then has become a household name in badminton especially doubles. In her career, Jwala has won a total of 316 matches with her best world ranking at number 6.
Jwala Gutta has won multiple medals during her career - 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze at Commonwealth Games, 5 gold at the South Asian Games, 2 bronze at the Uber Cup and 1 bronze at the World championships.
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