Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap loses passport in Amsterdam, knocks at Sushma Swaraj’s door

New Delhi: After he lost his passport in Amsterdam while travelling to Odense for the Denmark Open, India’s star shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Saturday requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for help.

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist lost his passport in Amsterdam on Friday night and is stranded there. Kashyap is supposed to leave for Odense for the Denmark Open on Sunday.

Kashyap shared his ordeal on his official Twitter account on Saturday. He sought Sushma Swaraj’s intervention and also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. “Good Morning Ma’am, I’ve lost my passport at Amsterdam last night . I have to travel to Denmark Open, French Open and Saarloux Open,Germany . My ticket for Denmark is on Sunday, 14th October .I request help in this matter . @SushmaSwaraj @Ra_THORe @himantabiswa @narendramodi”, he captioned on Twitter.

After looking at the tweet, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands, Venu Rajamony, asked Kashyap to visit the Hague embassy.

Kashyap, 32, is all set to tie the knot with girlfriend Saina Nehwal on December 16. Former world number one Nehwal had said that the time was right to exchange marriage vows.

Saina on the other hand posted a photo of her travelling to the Denmark Open She has been drawn to face Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in the first round.

Both the badminton players, who have been training with Pullela Gopichand since 2005, are said to have been dating for the past 10 years. Nehwal confirmed her wedding with the 57th-ranked Kashyap to the Times of India. Rumours about their love affair had been swirling for some time but the pair always maintained a studied silence until now.

Nehwal, 28, said she had started dating Kashyap in 2007 after they began going on tours together but delayed the marriage in order to focus on their careers.