Modi congratulates Deepa Malik for winning silver

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Deepa Malik who scripted history by winning a silver medal in shotput at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.

"Well done Deepa! Your silver at the Paralympics makes the nation very proud. Congratulations," the Prime Minister said in a message here.

After bagging the silver on Monday, the excited 45-year-old, who is the oldest in the Indian contingent in Rio to win a medal, said that she wants to use the medal to support women with disabilities in India.

Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal in the Men's High Jump T42 category on Friday with fellow Indian Varun Bhati taking bronze in the same event.