Cine actress Manchu Laxmi supports Sania Mirza
July 27, 2014 - Hyderabad
Cine actress Manchu Laxmi extended her support to Sania Mirza’s appointment as Ambassador of Telangana State.
Manchu Lakshmi said that ‘past is past and it is not correct to dishonor of own players. She would do justice to her job and she sacrificed her life for country through her tennis and brought name and fame to the country’, she said.
It may be recalled here that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has appointed Sania Mirza as Grand ambassador to the State received criticism from BJP rank and file.
It may be recalled here that her appointment was faulted by BJP general secretary Dr Bandaru Lakshman in a peak voice. He said that the tennis player was born in Maharashtra and came to Hyderabad in 1986 and married Shoaib Malik in 2010 and became daughter-in-law of Pakistan. He also faulted of extending Rs.one crore to her for her training.
The Tennis player Sania condemned the statements and said in a statement on July 24 ‘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’.
‘I was born in Mumbai as my mother needed to be at a specialist hospital since she was seriously unwell at the time of my birth. I came home to Hyderabad when I was 3 weeks old. “My forefathers have lived in Hyderabad for more than a century. My grandfather, Mr. Mohammed Zaffer Mirza started his career as an Engineer in Nizam’s Railways in Hyderabad in 1948 and died in his ancestral home in Hyderabad,’ said Sania.
Sania also spoke about her great grandfather Mohd. Ahmed Mirza, insisting that he “was also born and raised in Hyderabad. He was the Chief Engineer, Water Works, Hyderabad and was responsible for constructing the famous Gandipet dam.” “My great, great grandfather, Mr. Aziz Mirza was the Home Secretary under the Nizam in Hyderabad and worked tirelessly for relief works during the historic Musi River floods of 1908.