Hyderabad, January 10, 2022:(STN) Mallika Handa, a Dumb and deaf chess player from Punjab, who was recently seen in a viral video expressing her displeasure with the state government, was approached by Telangana Industries and Information Technology Minister K.T. Financial assistance has been received from Rama Rao.

Mr. KT Rama Rao in his personal capacity has provided assistance of Rs. 15 lakhs to Mallika Handa.

Rao had earlier this week announced his support for the player, who won one gold and two silver medals. It may be recalled that Mallika, who is unable to hear, had won medals in the press game for the state and the country.

A check of Rs 15 lakh and a laptop were presented to Mallika Handa, who met Rao in Hyderabad today. He said that this would help Mallika in preparing for the next championships.