K`taka govt honours Girisha, gives Rs 20 lakh cash reward

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today handed over a cheque for Rs 20 lakh to London Paralympic silver medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda here.

"Our chief minister has handed over a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to Girisha for winning a silver in high jump category at recently-concluded London Paralympic Games," Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Appachu Ranjan told reporters here.

Girisha, who has an impairment in his left leg, sailed over 1.74m in the final of the Games to finish second behind Iliesa Delana of Fiji.