Chennai: Lauding Glasgow CWG gold medal-winning women's doubles squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa yesterday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh each to them.

In congratulatory letters to the duo, Jayalalithaa wrote: "I understand this is the first time that India has won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in squash.

Yet again, you have done both the nation and Tamil Nadu proud." Recalling the enhancement of cash award for sportspersons winning a CWG gold to Rs 50 lakh by her in 2011, she told the winners that each of them will be receiving it.