Manushi Chhillar, who broke the 16-year jinx for India at the Miss World pageant last week, received a warm welcome from fans as she arrived in Mumbai late on Saturday night.
She was greeted at the international airport with numerous fans chanting “India, India” as they held up Indian flags and posters of Chhillar. The posters read: “Welcome back Manushi Chhillar”, “Manushi Chhillar is Beauty with Brains, Miss World 2017”.
“Feels great to be back home. Thank you India, for such a grand welcome,” Chhillar tweeted.
Chhillar, who hails from Haryana, won the Miss World 2017 crown in Sanya, China, becoming the sixth Indian to win the title. She was in Hong Kong and London in the past week.
When Chhillar walked out of the airport, she wore her bejewelled crown proudly, waving at her fans and even taking pictures with them. She had to struggle to reach her car as photographers and fans couldn’t get enough of her.
Safeguarded by ample security, Chhillar managed to rush through the pool of people.