Kolkata: Cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar should not be honoured with the Bharat Ratna as the demand to give the award to filmstars and cricket players spoke of 'the low cultural level', Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju said on Monday.
"Somebody says the award should go to Tendulkar or to Sourav Ganguly. I say it should be given to none of them," Katju said.
"Sometimes demands are made to give Bharat Ratna to filmstars and cricketers. This shows the low cultural level in the country," he told a function organised by the Kalidas-Ghalib Foundation run by him in Kolkata.