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Virat Kohli honoured with Padma Shri Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Indian Captain And Arguably The Best Batsmen In Modern Day Cricket Virat Kohli Received The Padma Shri, The Fourth-highest Civilian Award In India, On Thursday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 30 Mar 2017, 09:19:19 PM
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New Delhi:

Indian captain and arguably the best batsmen in modern day cricket Virat Kohli received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, on Thursday. 

The award was bestowed upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee. 

Kohli's performance was brilliant throughout the year where he’s scored with the bat and to top it all off, led the side to unprecedented success.

He led the Indian team to number one Test ranking after taking over the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was among the eight sportspersons who were picked for the prestigious Padma Shri alongside hockey captain PR Sreejesh, Rio Olympics heroes wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.

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Former BCCI president and the National Congress Party president Sharad Pawar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament, Murli Manohar Joshi also received the country’s second highest civilian award.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards on Thursday at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh.

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First Published : 30 Mar 2017, 08:40:00 PM

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