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Saina Nehwal gets Rs 50 lakh cash incentive from AP Govt

PTI 21 Jun 2012, 21:03:54 IST
Hyderabad, Jun 21: Andhra Pradesh Government today announced a cash incentive of Rs 50 lakh to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for winning three consecutive international badminton titles this year.

The 22-year-old city-based shuttler has won coveted titles - the Swiss Open, Thai Open and Indonesian Open - this year.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who sanctioned the cash incentive, said “Saina has become pride of the nation by winning so many championships and Andhra Pradesh is proud of her.”

The Chief Minister hoped the badminton champion would win the gold medal in the forthcoming Olympics at London.