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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been given India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Tendulkar is the first Indian sportsperson to receive the honour.

And at 40 years old, he's also the youngest-ever recipient.

Tendulkar was congratulated by President Pranab Mukherjee during a brief ceremony that saw thunderous applause at the presidential palace.

The cricketer announced his retirement from the game in November, ending his 24-year career during which he became the world's leading scorer in both Test and one-day cricket.

In retirement, he has begun promoting social causes such as sanitation and has been named a member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

It's led to speculation he might one day enter active politics.

In 2008, he received the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.

C.N.R. Rao, 79, who heads the prime minister's scientific advisory council, was the other civilian who received the Bharat Ratna this year for his contribution in the field of science.








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