New Delhi: Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has brought pride to the nation. As for his parents, they are on cloud nine! Quite literally!
On Saturday, he fulfilled one of his dreams as he took his parents – Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi on their maiden flight. The javelin star comes from a very humble background and hails from Haryana’s Panipat.
Neeraj was born into a farming family in the small village of Khandra. His father, Satish Kumar, is a farmer, while his mother, Saroj Devi, is a housewife. He has two sisters.
The 23-year-old took to social media to pen down an emotional post along with a couple of pictures of himself with his parents on an empty aircraft.
It is not clear as to where they were travelling, but the trio had huge smiles on their faces as Chopra’s parents took their maiden flight.
“A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight,” Chopra wrote on Instagram.