Sachin Tendulkar the Legendary Cricketer and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao were conferred with the India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function on Tuesday. Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsman to be given the honour.
ക്രിക്കറ്റ് ഇതിഹാസം സച്ചിൻ ടെൻഡുൽക്കറും ശാസ്ത്രജ്ഞൻ സി.എൻ.ആർ. റാവുവും പരമോന്നത ബഹുമതിയായ ഭാരതരത്ന ഏറ്റുവാങ്ങി. രാഷ്ട്രപതി ഭവനിൽ നടന്ന ചടങ്ങിൽ രാഷ്ട്രപതി പ്രണബ് മുഖർജിയാണ് ഭാരതരത്ന സമ്മാനിച്ചത്.
ഭാരത രത്ന ലഭിക്കുന്ന ഏറ്റവും പ്രായം കുറഞ്ഞയാളാണ് സച്ചിൻ ടെൻഡുൽക്കർ. 2013 നവംബറിലാണ് സച്ചിൽ ക്രിക്കറ്റിൽ നിന്ന് വിരമിച്ചത്. രസതന്ത്ര ലോകത്തിന് ഇന്ത്യ നൽകിയ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ സംഭാവനകളിലൊരാലാണ് സി.എൻ.ആർ.റാവു
The honour was conferred in the presence of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, family members and a host of other dignitaries from various walks of life.
Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, is the first sportsman to receive the country's highest civilian honour. His 34,000-plus international runs and countless batting records suggest the 'Little Master' more than lived up to those expectations.
He left the game after playing more test matches (200), scoring the most test (15,921) and one-day international (18,426) runs, and compiling more test (51) and one-day (49) hundreds than any other player in cricket history.
Prof. Rao is an eminent scientist and a well-recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books. Prof. Rao's contributions have been recognized by most major scientific academies around the world through conferment of memberships and fellowships. He has been honoured with several national and international awards.
Dr Rao, 79, is a former director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and currently works at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research in Bangalore.
National honours for Sachin Tendulkar:1994: Arjuna Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
1997-98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports.
1999: Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
2008: Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.
2014: Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
Bharat Ratna, Jewel of India, Gem of India, is the Republic of India's highest civilian award. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for the award. The recommendations for an award of the "Bharat Ratna" are made by the Prime Minister of India to the President of India; a maximum of three awards may be made in a given year.The holders of the Bharat Ratna rank 7th in the Indian order of precedence; however, the honour does not carry a monetary grant. The honour does not confer any pre- or post-nominal titles or letters; recipients are constitutionally prohibited from using the award name as a title or post-nominal. However, if they desire, recipients may state they are Bharat Ratna awardees in their curriculum vitae, on letterheads or on business cards.