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KCR 5 Cr, Babu 3 Cr For P V Sindhu

KCR 5 Cr, Babu 3 Cr For P V Sindhu

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced a cash award of Rs.5 crore for Rio Olympics silver medallist badminton star P.V. Sindhu.

He also announced a 1,000 square yard house site in Hyderabad and a government job for Sindhu.

Rao also declared a cash prize of Rs.1 crore for Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand for his badminton academy.

The announcement at a news conference here on Saturday evening came hours after his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu announced Rs.3 crore for Sindhu and Rs.50 lakh for Gopichand.

The Telangana chief minister also declared that the state government will give Rs.1 crore cash prize to Sakshi Malik, the woman wrestler who won bronze at the Rio Olympics.

Rao said a grand welcome will be awarded to Sindhu on her arrival in Hyderabad.

Naidu announces Rs 3 cr

Describing Sindhu as the pride of Andhra, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also announced a 1,000 square yard house-site in Amaravati, the upcoming state capital near here and a Group I officer's post in the government.

This has given a new twist to the attempts by both Telugu states to claim credit for Sindhu's success.

"Sindhu has created history. We thought she would win the gold. She went down fighting and the entire country is proud of her after witnessing her fighting spirit. She is the pride of Andhra and we have decided to honour her on the victory," he said.

Naidu also announced a Rs 50 lakh cash award to Sindhu's coach and former All England champion Pullela Gopichand.



Tags: Andhra Pradesh P V Sindhu Telangana