The Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India was conferred to legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday. The Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan was decked up for the glittering ceremony which had the political as well as industrial dignitaries in attendance.
Sachin Tendulkar joins in the list of 41 eminent personalities who have been awarded Bharat Ratna in recognition to his contribution to the society. At 40, he also is the youngest and the only sportsperson to receive this award, till date.
Sachin retired in November 2013 from all form of cricket as one of the most accomplished and dynamic cricketers in the world.