sachin tendulkar awards and honours list 2016 2017

sachin tendulkar awards and honours

Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Ratna Award sportsperson to get the award Sachin Tendulkar awards and honours 2016 The cricketing legend became the first sportsperson to get the award 2017, whose past recipients have been such dignitaries as Jawharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sir CV Raman, Satyajit Ray, Rajendra Prasad, Mother Teresa and Indira Gandhi.

Sachin & CN Rao to be honoured with Bharat Ratna Award

Sachin first sportsperson to win country’s highest civilian honour with Bharat Ratna
 announced the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, for Sachin Tendulkar.

The award was conferred on eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao, a statement issued by the PMO said.

Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly an outstanding cricketer - a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe.

Announcing the award for Prof CNR Rao, the statement said, "Prof Rao is an eminent scientist and a well recognised international authority on solid state and materials chemistry.

He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books.

The ICC  paid rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket today after playing his 200th Test match, with its Chief Executive Dave Richardson saying that “sporting geniuses like Sachin are rare phenomenons”.

He was an exceptional cricketer who earned the utmost respect of his peers, team-mates, opponents and fans all over the world through his talent, performances and fierce competitiveness,” said Richardson, who played 10 Tests and 26 ODIs against Tendulkar between 1991 and 1998.

About Sachin Tendulkar --

During the last 24 years, since the young age of 16 years, Tendulkar has played cricket across the world and won laurels for our country," the statement said.

He has been a true ambassador of India in the world of sports. His achievements in cricket are unparalleled, the records set by him unmatched, and the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by him exemplary. That he has been honoured with several awards is testimony to his extraordinary brilliance as a sportsman," the statement added.