Happy for Sania, But What About my Award, Asks Saina

Published: 25th July 2014 08:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2014 08:32 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

HYDERABAD: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today welcomed the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of Telangana but voiced hurt over erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government not keeping its promise of awarding cash prize to her on winning Olympic medal.

"I am happy to know that Sania Mirza has become the brand ambassador of Telangana and I am proud of Telangana, but I am very hurt and sad that I have still not received the cash award from my (erstwhile) state for the Olympics bronze medal that I won for my country," Saina tweeted today.

The Andhra Pradesh government, headed by the then Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, had announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh for Saina after she won a bronze medal at London Olympics in 2012.

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