Hyderabad- Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has been 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 ten million to 27-year- old Sania at an interaction session with industrialists.

"Telangana is proud of Sania who is a true Hyderabadi," the Chief Minister said on the occasion.