Abhinav Bindra who won a shooting gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, now will become an ambassador of 2016 Rio Olympics.
India's lone individual Olympics gold medallist said- "Received a letter this afternoon from the president and secretary general of the IOA inviting me to be a goodwill ambassador. I am humbled that they thought I am worthy enough for this honour,"
Sachin Tendulkar and AR Rehman have also been approached for the post.
Salman Khan was earlier appointed ambassador, but it created controversy.
The IOA is awaiting reply from Tendulkar and Rahman.
"We are in communication with Sachin Tendulkar and AR Rahman to become brand ambassadors of the Indian Olympic contingent. We are yet to get their reply," said Indian Olympic Association (IOA) vice president Tarlochan Singh.
He also added to his statement, "We will rope in more people. Salman Khan will also remain" .