Celebrated gymnast and Olympian Dipa Karmakar, returned her BMW car, gifted to her by Hyderabad based businessman Chamundeswarinath. The keys for the same was given to her by Sachin Tendulkar. Along with her, other Rio medalists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik were given a BMW Car besides various cash and kind awards.
She tweeted that she is very thankful to sachin for giving her an BMW car but would like to humbly return, as maintaining a BMW car in Tripura is not possible. According to them, there are no service centers for a BMW car. Also the roads in Tripura are too narrow to maintain an expensive car like BMW.
Dipa has instead requested for a cash equivalent of an BMW car so that she can buy a smaller car and use the remaining amount for her training.
Dipa Karmakar, who even after humble beginnings, work her way up, training with spare parts of scooters, successfully made her way into the Rio Olympics and went on to to become the first Indian woman to represent the country in gymnastics. She narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal at the Games. But the Produnova Vault that she performed in Rio – a dangerously difficult feat to pull off – earned her warm accolades from around the world.