The world number three Indian defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8 21-18 in a lop-sided encounter that lasted just 31 minutes, while London Games bronze medallist lost to Japan's Sayaka Sato 19-21 21-16 21-18 in the women's singles after slogging it for more than an hour.
After winning the India Open Superseries, PV Sindhu had suffered a shock defeat in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Superseries.
Akhilesh Das Gupta suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the Lari hospital where he died in the wee hours. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
PV Sindhu recently defeated Saina Nehwal during the India Open Superseries that was held in New Delhi
In 2017, PV Sindhu first won the Syed Modi International tournament and then defeated Carolina Marin, her Olympic nemesis, in straight games in New Delhi to win the India Open Superseries.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered shock defeats in their opening round matches to exit the Malaysia Open Superseries tournament.
PV Sindhu overcame Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 at the Siri Fort Complex in Delhi.
PV Sindhu will face South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-final on Saturday.
The live action will begin at 2 pm (IST) and the contest is expected to be played late in the afternoon.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had struggled past Pornpawee Chochuwong in the finals of Malaysia Masters in January, brushed aside the 19-year-old Thai girl 21-14 21-12 in a lop-sided women's singles contest today.
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women's singles campaign in the opening round of the India Super Series here on Wednesday.
Saina Nehwal, who turned 27 on Friday, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss.
PV Sindhu lost to top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, 14-21, 10-21, in the quarterfinals, while Saina Nehwal suffered a heartbreaking 20-22, 20-22 defeat at the hands of Sung Ji Hyun
Saina Nehwal edged past Nozomi Okuhara in straight games, 21-15, 21-14, to improve her head-to-head record against her Japanese opponent to 6-1
Ever since Pullela Gopichand emulated Prakash Padukone's 1980 feat in 2001, no Indian has ever laid claim to the crown with Saina Nehwal being the country's only shuttler to come close to achieving that rare feat when she reached the finals at 2015 before losing to Olympic champion Carolina Marin.
Saina Nehwal has won a bronze at the Olympics and a silver at the World Championships.
The Chair of BWF AC has informed others on the panel about Saina Nehwal's joining the BWF AC as a representative of the IOC AC.