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Tennis player Sania Mirza conferred the Padma Bhushan

Sania Mirza received the Padma Bhushan - India's third highest civilian honour from President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

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Tennis player Sania Mirza was conferred the third highest civilian honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday where she was presented with the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)
Sania Mirza humbled after honour

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Sania Mirza received the honour from President Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of other civilian honour winners and Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah and several other Union ministers. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)
Sania Mirza humbled after honour

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While Sania Mirza went home with the Padma Bhushan, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was conferred with the Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award. The two later embraced each other. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)
Sania Mirza humbled after honour

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Sania Mirza later tweeted she was 'humbled', 'honoured' and 'truly thankful' for the award. Priyanka Chopra on the other hand called it 'the best award she's ever received'. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri
Sania Mirza humbled after honour

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Sania Mirza has been suffering from a little bit of a poor run with doubles partner Martina Hingis. The duo won the Australian Open together and continued their winning streak to 41 matches before losing in Doha. They then lost in the second round of both Indian Wells and Miami. (Source: Instagram)
Sania Mirza humbled after honour