Archers Deepika, Das get engaged

Archers Deepika, Das get engaged

Deepika Kumari

Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das exchanged rings in an engagement ceremony in Ranchi on Tuesday, and they will tie the knot next year.

Wearing a cream and green coloured 'lehenga-chunhi', the 24-year-old Deepika was seen performing a traditional puja with the 26-year-old Atanu at her Ratu-Chatti residence Monday.

After the engagement ceremony, both the archers told the media that 2019 will be a busy year, which will include the Olympic qualifications.

"So we have decided to tie the knot around November next year," said Das and Deepika, who were part of the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics.

A former world number one and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Deepika has slipped to No 5 currently.

A two-time Olympian, Deepika has won three silver medals and one bronze in World Cup Finals but has repeatedly failed to make a mark at the Olympics.

Kolkata's Das, who is world number 17, has been a regular in the men's recurve team.