Sachin Tendulkar beat hockey wizard the late Dhyan Chand to become the first sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna.
According to the report, The retired cricketing genius became the first sportsperson to be bestowed the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Bharat Ratna was also given to eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao as well on Tuesday. Professor Rao is exactly double of Tendulkar’s age.
Contributed By Sonia Narula