Photos: Leander Paes honoured at Bengaluru Open
Indian tennis legend Leander Paes was felicitated at the KSLTA Stadium during the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event. Paes finished runner-up in the men's doubles. He and his partner Matthew Ebden lost to Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan 0-6, 3-6 in the final. Paes was honoured by former Indian sportspersons. Joining over a 1000 people were stars from various sports including Jude Felix, Raghunath Vokkaliga, Arjun Halappa (all hockey), Reshma and Nisha Millet (Swimming), Pramila Aiyappa, Ashwini Nachappa, Reeth Abraham (athletes) and Davis Cupper Prahlad Srinath. “All of you taught me about the passion for sport, dedication and hard work. All of which helps us to achieve success,” said Paes while requesting the audience to give a standing ovation to the former athletes.
The Bengaluru Open doubles runners-up plaque is pictured at the KSLTA Stadium
Leander Paes, his Australian partner Matthew Ebden and other dignitaries are pictured after the doubles final
Leander Paes is pictured during the prize distribution ceremony
Leander Paes and Matthew Ebden pose with their runners-up plaques
A young fans holds a poster for Leander Paes at KSLTA Stadium
Several sportsperson came together to honour Leander Paes