Fiji Time: 10:22 PM on Saturday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Master honoured

Abc
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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s rep in custody
  2. Fiji sevens player charged for assault
  3. 7s coach selection
  4. Survivor finds hope amid fear
  5. FLP hits out at suspension
  6. City fights off swarms of termites
  7. Businessman awaits police report
  8. Work on $30 million project progresses well
  9. Termites in the city
  10. NFP ready to resolve nation's ills

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judoka dies Thursday (29 Sep)