Will discuss BMW car maintenance with Dipa Karmakar: Chamundeswaranath

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Hyderabad, Oct 12: Hyderabad District Badminton Association President Chamundeswaranath, who presented the luxury car which Dipa Karmakar wants to return owing to maintenance issues, today (Oct 12) said he will have a word with the gymnast on the difficulties she is facing in handling the vehicle.

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"We will discuss with her. Whatever Dipa is comfortable with, we will look into it; if not BMW car," Chamundeswarinath told PTI here.

Will discuss BMW car maintenance with Dipa Karmakar: Chamundeswarinath

Karmakar had indicated about difficulties in the maintenance of a BMW car, which was handed over to her by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

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"The idea of gifting cars to the sportspersons was to encourage them to do better," he said.

Rio Olympics medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a medal, were gifted with luxury cars by Chamundeswaranath for their achievements in the Rio Olympics.

Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys of the vehicles to them at a function held at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy here on August 28.

PTI 

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