In March 2015, Sindhu became the youngest recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri.
Ace Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu was nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu who created history after winning recently held Korean Open Super Series in Seoul, becomes second sports player after former Indian Cricket Skipper MS Dhoni to be nominated for the award this year.
In March 2015, Sindhu became the youngest recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri.
“Very happy that my name has been recommended for Padma Bhushan; I would like to thank the government and the Sports Ministry,” said Sindhu
The 22- year old from Hyderabad is unstoppable ever since she won Silver at Rio Games last year. Sindhu clinched 2016 China Open Super Series Premier and India Open Super Series.
She bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month, later on September 17, Sindhu avenged her loss from Glasgow to win the Korean Open Super Series at Seoul.
In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and Asia championship.
MS Dhoni who led India to win World T20 and 2011 World Cup was nominated for Padma Bhushan on September 20.
A senior BCCI official said Indian Cricket Board had unanimously recommended Dhoni’s name for Padma Bhushan Awards.
Dhoni has been conferred with prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Padma Shri Award.