PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry


She won the Syed Modi International in Lucknow, followed by the India Open Super Series in Delhi in April, after which she jumped to a career-high ranking of World No. 2. She had also won the China Super Series Premier a year ago and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season.

"(I am) Very happy that my name has been recommended for Padma Bhushan.

As per the latest reports, Sports Ministry of India Recommends Olympic Medalist PV Sindhu For Padma Bhushan Award on Monday.

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"Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan", a Sports Ministry official was quoted as saying by PTI.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player, She is one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal - other being Saina Nehwal. "I would like to thank the govt and the sports ministry", said the Indian shuttler.

Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the country's third highest civilian honour this year.

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Sindhu clinched the Indian Open title earlier this year and although she was defeated in the Glasgow World Championships final last month, the 22-year old became first Indian shuttler to lift Korea Open Super Series title after defeating Japan's Nozumi Okuhara in the summit clash.

The year just keeps getting better for young Indian shuttler PV Sindhu.

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