Friday, August 31, 2012

Dravid and Gambhir nominated for Padma Bushan Awards

Rahul Dravid one of the best batsman and finest personality in the game of cricket, famously known as ‘The Wall’ who had served Indian Cricket for many years has been recommended for India’s 3rd highest civilian award ‘Padma Bhushan’ award by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket In India). The first and second highest civilian awards of India are ‘Bharat Ratna’ and ‘Padma Vibhushan’ repectively and Padma Bhushan lies next to them.

Rahul Dravid was recommended by the BCCI for this prestigious award and becomes the tenth cricketer to get Padma Bhushan if he is awarded the award. Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar are among the cricketers who earlier were awarded with Padma Bhushan award. Indian champion batsmen Sachin Tendulkar is the sole cricketer to be awarded with India’s 2nd highest civilian award, the ‘Padma Vibhushan’. Gautam On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir who has played key roles in India’s recent world cup achievement finals has been recommened for ‘Padma Sri’ award. So, congratulations to both the players on being nominated to these prestigious awards and let us wait & hope for the awards to be announced on their names.

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