Dipa Karmakar’s pathbreaking execution in the Rio Olympics was praised by numerous, including previous Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was picked to present her, alongside PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, a BMW auto in September. In any case, inferable from upkeep issues, she has chosen to give back her blessing to the original owner V Chamundeswaranath, president of the Hyderabad Badminton Association.
The prime explanation for it is by all accounts the trouble she and her family is having keeping up such a luxurious auto in a city like Agartala, where the streets are limited and not very much kept up. Also, since her next task, the Challengers’ Cup in Germany is a month away; Dipa has been exhorted not to manage the support cost and rather commit her time towards rehearsing.
“There are two main reasons behind it. First, there is no BMW service centre in Agartala and secondly, the roads are not suitable to drive a posh car such as this.” Dipa, who hails from Agartala, and her family are having difficulty maintaining a car as expensive as BMW. Given the narrow roads, it will be difficult for them to keep the car and the Hyderabad Badminton Association has accepted their request.
“Roads in Tripura are not good enough to drive such a vehicle. There are no capable drivers in Agartala town to drive a BMW and the company has no showroom or service centre in the state,” Dipa’s father Dulal Karmakar told HT.
Dipa will next participate in the Challengers Cup in Germany and the Gymnastics Federation of India has told Nandi that Dipa’s participation depends if she can be at the six-member Indian camp.