Dhyan Chand Recommended for Bharat Ratna

Legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand could become the second sportsperson after Sachin Tendulkar to receive the Bharat Ratna.

updated: August 12, 2014 19:30 IST
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New Delhi: The home ministry on Tuesday recommended the name of legendary hockey player late Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country. (Also Read: Milkha Singh Happy With Dhyan Chand's Nomination for Bharat Ratna)

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that his ministry had forwarded Dhyan Chand's name to the PMO after receiving recommendations from various quarters.

But union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu denied having any discussion on the matter.

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