Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena recently expressed her heartbreak over the death of Padma Rajan, a big fan of her husband.
Rajan has been a staunch supporter of the Serb great since the beginning, cheering him on in matches and supporting him even during defeats. She even started a petition to allow him to compete in the 2022 US Open, which received over 43,000 signatures.
Unfortunately, she passed away on Tuesday (July 25) at the age of 61. Rajan was reportedly fighting a rare and rapidly progressive chronic lung disease.
In light of this, Jelena took to Twitter to express her emotions. She recalled a beautiful moment between her and Padma Rajan when they both met and shared a hug.
“I remember Padma very well. What a beautiful soul she is! Usually when people hug me, they say how tiny I am. But I remember hugging her and feeling how gentle, almost fragile she is! How much love I felt and kindness in our few encounters,” she wrote.
Jelena then expressed her condolences to Padma Rajan’s family and children, adding that the Novak Djokovic Foundation is grateful for her support over the years.
“My condolences to the family, to her two children she loved and cared for very much. I am really sad and heartbroken to learn about her passing. Whole @novakfoundation loved her enthusiasm and passion for ECD and we valued her support over the years. May she rest in peace,” she wrote.