Sports Min­istry Nom­i­nates PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan Award

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Shut­tler PV Sindhu was last fort­night nom­i­nated for the pres­ti­gious Padma Bhushan — In­dia’s third high­est civil­ian award. The In­dian ace’s ca­reer graph has been on an up­ward curve since last year, when she be­came the first In­dian to win a sil­ver medal at the Olympic Games. In March 2015, Sindhu be­came the youngest re­cip­i­ent of the Padma Shri. Fol­low­ing her bril­liant per­for­mances last year, the In­dian shut­tler has gone from strength to strength this year. Sindhu be­came only the sec­ond In­dian to win sil­ver medal at the World Cham­pi­onships af­ter Saina Ne­hwal.

“Yes, we have rec­om­mended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan,” a Sports Min­istry of­fi­cial told. “I am very happy that my name has been rec­om­mended for Padma Bhushan. I would like to thank the gov­ern­ment and the sports min­istry,” said Sindhu while com­ment­ing upon the de­vel­op­ment.

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