Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

India's table tennis ace Manika Batra expressed her gratitude to Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and his office for their prompt action in helping her locate her lost baggage, which contained her sports equipment. Batra had lost her baggage while returning from a tournament in Peru on a KLM Airlines flight and had sought the minister's intervention on social media.

Batra took to Twitter to share the good news that she had received her baggage on Tuesday morning. She replied to a tweet from the office of J. Scindia, which had updated the table tennis ace of her luggage’s location.

"Thank you so much @JM_Scindia sir and his office for prompt action and helping me in getting my baggage. I have received it this morning," Batra wrote on X.

Batra had earlier tweeted about her ordeal and expressed her disappointment with KLM Airlines for losing her priority-tagged baggage on a business class flight. She said that the staff at the airport had no answers or solutions and had no idea where her bag was and also mentioned that her baggage contained her essential sports kit for an upcoming tournament.

"Unbelievable disappointment with @KLM.! Priority-tagged baggage lost on a business class flight, including my essential sports kit for an upcoming tournament," Batra tweeted. "Staff at the airport had no answers or any solutions, & they had no idea where my bag is. @JM_Scindia sir pls help."

Scindia, who has been serving as the Civil Aviation Minister since 2021, responded to Batra's tweet and assured her that his office was looking into the matter. "Looking into this," Scindia tweeted.

Batra was coming back to India after playing a tournament in Peru, and the 28-year-old Batra advanced to the round of 32 before falling to Japan's Miu Hirano, 11-3, 11-7, 10-12, 6-11, 9-11. The seventh-ranked mixed doubles team of Batra and the seasoned G. Sathiyan is anticipated to lead India at the Asiad from September 23 to October 8.