MUMBAI: A day after Hima Das was decorated with the stars of an Assam Police deputy superintendent, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took to his Twitter handle to share Hima Das’s photos and tweet “she is my hero”.
The star sprinter Hima Das was officially appointed as DSP of Assam Police in the presence of state chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati.
Sonowal handed her the appointment letter while director general of police Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta decorated her with the badge and the stars.
Kher shared a couple of her photos on Twitter and captioned them as: “My hero is Hima Das. Indian athlete. Now DSP. I salute her. It is called a symbol of courage !! Come on! All of you also salute this 21-year-old daughter of India. Jai Hind !!”
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 27, 2021
Many noted citizens of the country have congratulated her for the achievement.
She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metre dash with a timing of 50.79 seconds that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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