Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu accompanied by her coach Pullela Gopichand was received by ministers and officials from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh along with scores of fans and well wishers who thronged the Hyderabad airport on Monday.
Sindhu left Rio de Janeiro on Sunday leaving the honour of bearing the Indian flag in the closing ceremony at Rio to Sakshi Malik, the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
The player-coach pair then boarded an open top double-decker bus for a ride to the Gachibowli Stadium. Through out the 20 km journey, fans lined up on both sides of the road to catch a glimpse of the star shuttler.
A large number of cultural troupes brought in by the department of culture of the Telangana government danced and played drums to welcome the star shuttler.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation team burst crackers to celebrate her grand arrival.
At Gachibowli Stadium Sindhu will take a victory lap amid performance from a police band.
India ended the Games at 67th position with one silver and a bronze. United States of America topped the medals tally with 121 medals (46 Gold, 37 Silver, 38 Bronze), followed by Great Britain (27 23 17) and China (26 18 26). Host country Brazil were at 13th position with 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze.