The moment finally arrived. Sachin Tendulkar was conferred the Bharat Ratna -- the country’s highest civilian honour – along with Prof CNR Rao by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday.
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday abolished a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) over the bestowing of the Bharat Ratna award to recently retired Indian cricket ace Sachin Tendulkar.
Erstwhile and one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly on Monday said Sachin Tendulkar is indeed India’s 'Bharat Ratna' and is fully worthy of the country's highest civilian award that was conferred on him recently.
In yet another controversy that has erupted over recently-retired Sachin Tendulkar being bestowed with the Bharat Ratna award, the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging of the country’s highest civilian honour being conferred on the cricketing icon.
It appears as if the Bharat Ratna being awarded to just-retired Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is stirring up one controversy after another.
The send-off that Sachin Tendulkar received was well deserved. No other sportsperson of his generation has paralleled his performance. In what looked like an emotional decision, he was conferred with Bharat Ratna, thus making him the first sportsperson to win the award.
After a long debate across the country as to whether Sachin Tendulkar should be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, an official statement emanating from the Prime Minister's Office today confirmed that the Indian cricketing legend will indeed be conferred with the country’s highest civilian award, just minutes following the icon’s retirement from the game.
As the nation is completely preoccupied with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and farewell Test that is being currently played in the batting icon's hometown Mumbai against the West Indies, it has been learnt that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has already submitted a recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee to bestowing the Bharat Ratna on the genius player.
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