Sports Ministry Nominates PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan Award
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.