Manoj Kumar Sad that Arjuna Award Came After Court Battle

Previously denied the honour, Manoj Kumar will be presented the Arjuna Award after the government did a U-Turn.

updated: September 17, 2014 12:42 IST
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Manoj Kumar (L) says he is thankful to his brother for fighting against the system with him.


New Delhi: Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the Sports Ministry has finally accepted his nomination.

Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, told PTI that he was informed of the Ministry's decision this morning.

"Mr Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (sports), informed my brother Rajesh of the development last evening. But the information reached me only this morning," Manoj, who would be competing in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, said.

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