Only one step away is Sachin to get Bharat Ratna. Home ministry has written a letter to Prime Minister’s Office associating this issue.
Home minister P Chidambaram, in his letter, has recommended sports be made a category for Bharat Ratna consideration.The recommendation will pave way for cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded India’s highest civilian award. If awarded, Sachin will become the country’s first sportsperson to bag Bharat Ratna and the clamour has specially grown especially after Sachin helped India lift the World Cup earlier this year.
The demand to bestow Sachin with the Bharat Ratna was first made way back in the year 2003 by the Shiv Sena and subsequently by the then Human Resource Development minister Murli Manohar Joshi. In April this year, Sports Minister Ajay Maken had sent a note to Chidambaram to include sports in the list of categories for Bharat Ratna that in turn led the home ministry forwarding a letter with positive observations to the PMO.
Lets wait and see whether the longstanding aspiration of cricket fans come true.!