Telangana govt gives Rs 1 cr to Sania Mirza for US Open win

Telangana govt gives Rs 1 cr to Sania Mirza for US Open win

The Telangana government today felicitated tennis ace Sania Mirza for her recent victory in the US Open mixed doubles and presented her a cheque of Rs one crore.

"Sania, who is the brand ambassador for Telangana, met Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here, where he appreciated her for winning the title and wished that she win the upcoming China Open and Japan Open as well," a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

Sania was given Rs 1 crore prior to the US Open event, in which she was successful, and another Rs 1 crore was handed over to her today on the behalf of the state government, it said.

The CM urged Sania to make a Telangana a popular stated in her capacity as its brand ambassador and also the image of Hyderabad as she is a "child of Hyderabad", according to a media release.

In her reply, Sania thanked the CM for the felicitation."I would  like to thank him (Rao) very much for this felicitation. He told me he was very proud. I think we are working together to try and bring  Telangana on the world map. I would like thank him very much for this gesture and also thank him very much for his trust in me," the release quoted Sania as saying.

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