Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
On October 30th Diego Armando Maradona will turn 52, and the Argentine legend held an early birthday celebration in India on Tuesday during an event in the state of Kerala.
Maradona has landed in India to promote the opening of the Bobby Chemmanur International jewelry store (he is an ambassador for the brand), and as part of the fanfare Diego appeared in front of 1000s of wild Indian fans.
Proving he is still one of world football’s most iconic figures the former Al Wasl coach drew thousands of eyeballs as he appeared on stage at a promotional event, and with the euphoric crowd in the palm of his hand Diego proceeded to play the role of entertainer.
During the fully televised showpiece, Maradona went about dancing on stage with former Indian model Ranjini Haridas (pictured), he showed his juggling skills to the football-loving crowd, he showed off his singing skills down the microphone, before ending his appearance by cutting a giant birthday cake.
Watch a variety of clips from the event below.