Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on 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 1 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.