Naidu congratulates Saina on being awarded Khel Ratna

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2010, 22:08 PM IST

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party President N Chandrababu Naidu has congratulated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was today selected for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country`s highest sporting honour.

Naidu talked to Saina over phone and complimented her for the achievement.

"I wish you win many such laurels in future and bring honour to the country and Andhra Pradesh," Naidu told Saina.

National sports awards (Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand) selection committee headed by P T Usha met in Delhi and decided to bestow the Khel Ratna on her after considering the shuttler`s brilliant performance in the last one year.

The World number two Indian has been in red-hot form in the recent past. She had reached the semifinal of the All England Super Series in March before winning three successive international titles in June.

PTI