An Indian businessman has announced a cash prize of Rs 5 million for India’s silver medalist P V Sindhu and Rs 2.5 million for Sakshi Malik for winning the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.
According to reports, businessman named Mukkattu Sebastian has announced Rs 5 million for PV Sindhu, who became the youngest and the first-ever woman to win a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Sebastian from Kottayam district in Kerala has also announced Rs 2.5 million for Sakshi Malik, who is the first-ever woman to win a medal in wrestling at the Olympics, the first medal for India.
“These two India’s girls have won the heart of India at Rio. I am so proud of them and wanted to honour them with a cash award,” Sebastian said.
“I am not a very rich person. But I want to do whatever I can,” he said.Sebastian also owns Mukkadan Plantations there and Autobahn Car Rentals in Bengaluru.
He said he had kept Rs 10 million as the cash prize for gold medallists and had hoped Sindhu would win gold.