Dipa to return BMW gifted by Sachin Tendulkar

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 12:37 hrs

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar is all set to return the luxurious BMW car that was presented to her by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Dipa was presented the car by Sachin after her brilliant show in the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, due to difficulties in maintenance, the gymnast has decided to return the car.

According to a report in The Times of India, Dipa and her family, who are residents of Agartala are facing issues in maintaining the posh car. The roads in Agartala are very narrow and are in bad shape and maintaining a BMW is getting difficult.

Although Dipa was asked to not bear the cost of the maintenance, the gymnast and her family chose to return the costly gift.

Dipa's coach Bishewar Nandi said, "There are two main reasons behind it. First, there is no BMW service center in Agartala and secondly, the roads are not suitable to drive a posh car such as this."

"We have spoken to the concerned authority and gladly, they have no problems with it. It was also suggested to them that if possible, they transfer the amount equivalent to the value of the car to Dipa's bank account. And if not, we will be happy with whatever amount they decide," he added.

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