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Tokyo Olympics | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw mocks posters congratulating boxer Lovlina Borgohain, here is why

The posters did not show a photo of Lovlina Borgohain, but had the faces of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the state's Sports Minister Bimal Borah.

August 03, 2021 / 01:00 PM IST
Lovlina Borgohain on July 30 became only the third Indian boxer to clinch an Olympic medal, after defeating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-final of the women's welterweight category.

Lovlina Borgohain on July 30 became only the third Indian boxer to clinch an Olympic medal, after defeating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-final of the women's welterweight category.


Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, on August 3, mocked two posters that congratulated boxer Lovlina Borgohain on her performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

The posters in Guwahati did not show a photo of Borgohain, but instead had the faces of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the state's Sports Minister Bimal Borah.

"For those who want to know *how she looks like*, here are some of the *billboards on display in Guwahati*!" Shaw tweeted.

The posters have been doing the rounds of the internet for a few days, with many netizens not pleased that the posters had photos of the ministers but not the boxer.

Borgohain on July 30 became only the third Indian boxer to clinch an Olympic medal, after defeating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-final of the women's welterweight category.

Borgohain, who is from Assam, entered the semi-final of the event and is assured of at least a bronze medal.

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One Twitter user told Mazumdar-Shaw that the posters have been taken down, to which she replied "Why were they there in the first place?".



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first published: Aug 3, 2021 01:00 pm

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