Sachin Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao conferred Bharat Ratna by President

Manmohan and Sonia were present when President conferred Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar and Prof Rao.

New Delhi | Published:February 4, 2014 12:18 pm
Tendulkar has become the first sportsperson of the country to be awarded the highest civilian honour of the country. Tendulkar has become the first sportsperson of the country to be awarded the highest civilian honour of the country.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao were conferred Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital on Tuesday.

With this, Tendulkar has become the first sportsperson of the country to be awarded the highest civilian honour of the country. Tendulkar is also the youngest person alive to have received the Bharat Ratna. He was accompanied by wife Anjali Tendulkar.

Apart from several UPA ministers, the event was attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister A K Antony were among those who attended the event.

The event began with the arrival of President Pranab Mukherjee and the national anthem. Following this, the President conferred the honour on Tendukar and Rao.

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    Asharfi Lal
    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm
    Media is not high lighted scientist Pro.C N R Rao in caparison of Sachin
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      Asharfi Lal
      Feb 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm
      Media is not high lighted scientist Pro.C N R Rao in caparison of Sachin
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        virat1
        Feb 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm
        its sad. Both are not completely deserving of it. How do you get a BR for playing a game well. Its downright silly. CN Rao is understandable to an extent.What next , Amitabh and Sunny Leone for BR and Padma awards.
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          virat1
          Feb 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm
          its sad. Both are not completely deserving of it. How do you get a BR for playing a game well. Its downright silly. CN Rao is understandable to an extent.What next , Amitabh and Sunny Leone for BR and Padma awards.
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            Raj2011
            Feb 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm
            We should seriously consider conferring Bharat Ratna on Mohammed Rafi. He is one singer who dedicated his life to Indian singing, and remained true to the Indian clical and is / was the most versatile singer on all eras.
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              Raj2011
              Feb 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm
              We should seriously consider conferring Bharat Ratna on Mohammed Rafi. He is one singer who dedicated his life to Indian singing, and remained true to the Indian clical and is / was the most versatile singer on all eras.
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                Lateral Mind
                Feb 4, 2014 at 11:26 am
                can you also please write something about CNR Rao? He has dedicated his life for the country, not a game for entertainment of mes
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                  victim
                  Feb 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm
                  its unfair to give Sachin Bharatratna. ...purely a congress game to gain over sachin pority (they nominated him for Rajysabha too). ...Dhyanchand should be the first one. ...its painful
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