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Bush is a Sania fan

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The burgeoning fan list of Sania Mirza has a new entry---US President George W Bush.

The most powerful man on earth today confessed his admiration of the rising Indian tennis star to a gathering of the cream of Indian society.

''I visited Hyderabad, the city of Sania Mirza,'' said Mr Bush inviting loud cheers from the audience at the historic Purana Qila.

Just back from a daylong visit to the high-tech Southern city, the US President found Mirza the symbol of a modern India, which was the focus of his half-an-hour address.

He also paid tributes to Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla who was killed when space shuttle Columbia crashed five years ago.

''I know India will always be proud of Kalpana Chawla,'' he said.

Mirza, who is 34 in world ranking, was on the cover of the American Time Magazine last year.

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