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PV Sindhu donates Rs 25 lakh from Kaun Banega Crorepati winnings to Hyderabad cancer hospital

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PV Sindhu donates Rs 25 lakhs to cancer patients

What's the story?

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has set her mark off the Badminton court as well by donating a sum of Rs 25 lakh to an Indo-American cancer hospital named Basavatarakam situated in Hyderabad.

The money was obtained from her guest appearance at the reality television quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The entire amount of which was given to the cancer hospital as promised.

In case you didn't know

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee who also won the Silver medal in 2016 Olympic Games in Women's singles Badminton. She is currently ranked no. 3 in the world.

The past year has been the best one for her so far in which she won 3 titles and was a runner-up in another 3. She won the Syed Modi International, India Open, and the Korea Open, while she was a runner-up in the World Championships.

The heart of the matter

Sindhu has reached many heights just at the age of 22 and decided to give back something to the society. She received a large amount of money from various state governments and sporting bodies of India encouraging her medal-winning performance over the course of the games.

She has been a totally different player since then, surprising many Badminton legends and also making sure she does the right amount of charity. This hospital was set up by the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Late Shri Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao in the memory of his wife Smt. Nandamuri Basavatarakam who succumbed to cancer.

What's next?

This move shall encourage her and other Indian sportspersons to give back to the society as well and contribute to public welfare as much as they can. Sindhu will also look to improve her ranking in 2018 and win more titles as she fell just short in a number of them last year.

Author's take

PV Sindhu stood up to her word of donating the money won in KBC and has set a great example in front of public and other sportspeople. She should continue to do this as long as she plays and inspire other people.

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