PV Sindhu donates full KBC prize money of 25 lakhs to Cancer Hospital

Bold, brilliant yet storms across the badminton court with a blistering pace, shimmies down the track for terrifying smashes only to outsmart the opponent like a hot knife through butter is PV Sindhu’s ideology. Ever since P.V. Sindhu arrived to face the competitors in the court, things have gone down too well for her.

Much to her concrete determination and winning mentality, she has gone places. After all giving enough of fruitful endeavours, the results that she got in return was palpable. Badminton sport got a great deal of recognition after cricket in India in the wake of P.V. Sindhu’s aggression came to the fore.

PV Sindhu (Credits: Sportskeeda)

When the 22-year-old PV Sindhu decided to give something back to the society:

In what was a classy gesture from the Star shuttler P V Sindhu, she came forward to donate Rs 25 lakh prize money that she won in a popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepathi (KBC) for the cause of fighting against cancer.

“Padma Shri P V Sindhu, Olympic silver medalist, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardee has donated Rs 25 lakh prize money won in popular quiz program ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ hosted by Amitabh Bachchan,” a release said.

Sindhu stole the spotlight when she handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to the famous Telugu actor and chairman of Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, N Balakrishna who is the son of legendary actor and TDP founder N T Rama Rao, the release issued by the hospital told in a statement.

The veteran actor Balakrishna appreciated Sindhu’s decision to donate the money and added that it would inspire others to join hands to fight against cancer, the release said.

After donating the money to the cancer hospital, PV Sindhu took to her official Twitter handle to write, “Happy to donate 25 lakhs to basavatarakam indo-American cancer hospital??.”

In case you didn’t know:

#1. P.V. Sindhu was born on July 5, 1995 to P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya in Hyderabad. What really adds up to the fact that, she has managed to pull off such great things in life at such a young age.

#2. P.V Sindhu’s full name is “Pursala Venkata Sindhu” and her name is so famous that any sports fanatic would be pleased to tell the positives on her. Her name speaks everything and such is the reputation and legacy, she has built so far.

#3. Transforming the hobby to an ultimate dream is the path to success. P.V. Sindhu started playing Badminton at the age of 8 and the rest is history. She has not only made the entire nation proud by inking her exuberance but also shed light to Indian parents to make their daughters to scrutinise on this sport.

#4. Without ‘inspiration’, the route to success is certainly beyond the bounds of possibility. For P.V. Sindhu, the greatest ever inspiration is Pullela Gopichand who is none other than the former Badminton stalwart.

#5. P.V. Sindhu created history when she became the first Indian women to clinch Olympic Silver Medal at the 2016 Olympics. She defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals to make way into the Olympic finals.

#6. In a crepuscular setting, she used to travel 27 km to spice it up the training at 4.00 am and this goes to show how dedicated she is and her quest to inflate the career on a high has landed so far so good.

#7. P.V. Sindhu’s father and mother both played volleyball and they are professional volleyball players. Her father P.V Ramana was awarded ‘Arjuna Award for his sheer brilliance in volleyball.

#8. Doing great and memorable things in life often leads to desirable outcomes. P.V. Sindhu was honoured with the fourth-highest civilian award as she conferred ‘Padma Shri’ in 2015.

#9. She is also the first Indian women to clinch a bronze medal in women’s singles category at the iconic World Championship in 2013. She clinched Macau Open Grand Prix Open three successive times on the trot, and won an Arjuna award at the age of 18.

#10. Under the complete guidance of her inspiration, Pullela Gopichand even now, getting into the scheme of things was as easy as a cakewalk for her. Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad saw the meteoric rise of Sindhu.


Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.