Dhyan Chand, not Sachin Tendulkar, is Sports Ministry's choice for Bharat Ratna

Dhyan Chand, who won three gold medals at the Olympics - in 1928, 1932 and 1936, is widely considered as the greatest hockey player the world has ever seen. However, Sachin Tendulkar's name was not given as the BCCI had not recommended him for the Bharat Ratna.

updated: July 19, 2013 14:52 IST
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New Delhi: The clamour may have been for Sachin Tendulkar but the Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand's name for India's highest civilian honour -- the Bharat Ratna.

"The letter recommending Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand has already been sent to the Prime Minister," Sports Secretary P K Deb said.

"The Ministry has only recommended Dhyan Chand's name for the highest honour," he added.

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