Sports Ministry nominates PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 25, 2017, 06:21 AM IST

Sindhu had recently beaten Okuhara in the final of the Korea Open Super Series.? Photograph:(AFP)

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The Sports Ministry has recommended the name of?the Indian Badminton player for India's third-highest civilian award

The Sports Ministry has recommended the name of Indian Badminton player PV Sindhu for the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.


Sindhu, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver medal, currently ranks second in the Badminton World Federation.

The 22-year-old badminton player has already been awarded Padma Shree, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for Badminton, and the Arjuna Award.

Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also nominated MS Dhoni for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.