I am an Indian and will always remain so until the end: Sania Mirza

Jul 24, 2014, 14:25 IST | IANS

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza hits out at politicians for raising objections to her being appointed as Telangana's brand ambassador; insists that she will always remain an Indian

Hyderabad: Tennis star Sania Mirza Thursday insisted she was an Indian and will "remain an Indian until the end" after a BJP leader attacked the Telangana government for naming her the state's ambassador.

Sania Mirza. File Pic

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"I'm an Indian, who will remain an Indian until the end of my life. My family belongs to Hyderabad for more than a century and I strongly condemn any attempts by any person to brand me an outsider," Mirza said.

"It hurts me that so much precious time of prominent politicians and the media is being wasted on a petty issue of my being appointed the Brand Ambassador of my State of Telangana. I sincerely believe that this precious time should be spent on solving the more urgent issues of our State and country," Sania Mirza added.

Mirza's statement came a day after Telangana BJP leader K. Laxman accused the state government of appointing Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant.

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