Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed `Brand Ambassador` of Telangana.
She will promote the new "state`s interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs one crore to 27-year- old Sania at an interaction session with industrialists here.
"Telangana is proud of Sania who is a true Hyderabadi. She`s now ranked number five in international tennis and we wish she becomes the number one," the Chief Minister said on the occasion.
Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, Special Chief Secretary (Industries) K Pradeep Chandra and other officials were present.