The Haryana government announced a cash reward and a government job for wrestler Bajrang Punia for winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a cash reward of Rs 2.5 crore to Mr Puniya for winning the medal in his Olympic debut after outwitting Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov in the play-off.
Mr Punia has become the sixth Indian wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics - the country's seventh medal overall in Olympics wrestling.
Congratulating Mr Punia for his win, Mr Khattar said he not only won the medal but also won the heart of the whole country.
#Tokyo2020 में कांस्य पदक जीतने पर म्हारे पहलवान @BajrangPunia को बहुत बहुत बधाई।— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 7, 2021
आपने कुश्ती के अखाड़े में अपने शानदार दाँव लगाकर मेडल तो जीता ही साथ ही देश का दिल भी जीत लिया। #Cheer4Indiapic.twitter.com/b0YWSDMcIV
Earlier, Mr Khattar had tweeted a photo of him watching the wrestling match.
On Friday, Mr Khattar announced to give Rs 10 lakh each to all the players from Haryana who participated in Tokyo Olympics.