"Great game played with grit; Hearty congrats #PVSindhu on creating history by winning for India Olympic Silver medal," Mukherjee tweeted.
In his congratulatory message, PM Modi said: "Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at #Rio2016 is historic & will be remembered for years."
Calling the silver medal feat as "the most precious jewel in the crown of Mother India", Sonia said: "Her silver medal is the most precious jewel in the crown of Mother India today and she has set examples for generation to come."