India’s start Tennis Player Leander Paes, considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time, turns 43 on Friday.
Till now in his carrer, Paes has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.
He has has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan in January 2014 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
Many celebs incluidng Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal, took to their Twitter handle to wish Paes on his birthday. Here are the wishes.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Happy Birthday @Leander. May you have a rocking year and Chalo Rio mein Tiranga Laherayein!
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 17, 2016
3. Abhishek Bachchan
Happy birthday champ! May you continue to make us all proud. Have an even greater year @Leander best wishes.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 17, 2016
4. Mamata Banerjee
Happy birthday @Leander and best wishes for the Olympics. Hope you make us proud again
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 17, 2016
5. Virender Sehwag
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 17, 2016