Ritu Suhas’ bureaucrat husband won a silver medal in badminton at the Paralympics. The 38-year-old Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) district magistrate also became the first-ever IAS officer to compete and win a gold. Suhas has been playing badminton for seven years and has put in a lot of effort to enhance his game, according to Ritu.
- Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, a bureaucrat, won a silver medal in badminton at the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
- The 38-year-old district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) made history by becoming the first-ever IAS officer to compete and win a gold.
- Suhas and Ritu tied the knot in 2008.
- They have a son and a daughter.
- Ritu avoids watching Suhas’ matches live because it makes her nervous.
- People who knew him went out onto the streets with sweet boxes and began handing them out.
Ritu Suhas adds that getting up at 2 a.m. to deliver a wake-up call to her husband in Tokyo and receiving happy messages from all over the world will be memories she will cherish for the rest of her life.
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, a bureaucrat, won a silver medal in badminton at the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The 38-year-old district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) made history by becoming the first-ever IAS officer to compete in the Paralympics and win a gold.
“We are quite pleased with him. Whatever he has accomplished is a living example for us all. I believe that was an impossible undertaking. Wins and defeats are a part of life, but the way he put forth all of his effort is something I will remember for the rest of my life “PTI spoke to Ritu, who is an extra district magistrate in Ghaziabad.
“The quest for medals is never-ending. It’s silver today, gold tomorrow. Then it’d be something else entirely. Participating in a world tournament and realizing a long-held ambition is the greatest achievement “she stated
Following the victory, congratulatory phone calls and messages flooded in, including those from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“The feat is bringing pride to India and Uttar Pradesh on the international scene,” Ritu said. Suhas and Ritu tied the knot in 2008. They have a son and a daughter.
“So many phone calls, messages, and social media responses. We could not have imagined this, and it will all remain in our memory. Today I am ecstatic “she stated
“I always talked to him before and after the event,” Ritu said, adding that she avoids watching Suhas’ matches live because it makes her nervous.
“I don’t watch his matches because they make me nervous. He is the only one who calls me after each play to inform me of the outcomes “she stated
Ritu said her husband was relaxed and ready to play without any pressure before his nail-biting finals match with top seed Lucas Mazur of France.
“He does not believe in putting himself under duress. He is a free thinker while he plays. He was ecstatic after winning the semi-finals, and I informed him that a medal was almost guaranteed now “she stated Suhas’ home hamlet of Lalinakere in Shivamogga, Karnataka, was also rejoicing. People who knew him went out onto the streets with sweet boxes and began handing them out to everyone they encountered.
Similar events were also witnessed in Shivamogga. “We are doubly proud that an IAS officer born in Karnataka has achieved both in service and in sports and set an example for our kids,” Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai tweeted.
Suhas was also praised by former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Suhas has been playing badminton for seven years, according to Ritu, and has worked hard to develop his game.
'I am proud of him … If you desire something, the whole universe conspires to help you get it': Ritu Suhas' 1st reaction after her spouse #SuhasYathiraj bagged the #Silver at #Parabadminton.#Paralympics #Cheer4India #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/0BYMisMqiR— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 5, 2021