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.