Mariyappan and Varun won medals in the men's high jump T-42 event. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was elated over their win when he tweeted:
T 2375 -#Paralympics joy for India .. Gold & Bronze for Thangavelu and Bhatti in high jump ! COME ON INDIA !!!? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 10, 2016
Dangal star Aamir Khan congratulated Mariaapan and tweeted:
Congratulations Mariyappan! You have done India proud. Thank you. Love. a.? Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) September 10, 2016
Actress Anushka Sharma, who was last seen as a wrestler in Sultan was impressed with their 'stellar' performances.
Actors Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Rahul Bose, Arjun Rampal and Goldie Behl were also excited after the win.
Mariyappan became the first Indian high-jumper to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, with a leap of 1.89 metres. Varun jumped 1.86 metres to be ranked third.