Dhyan Chand most deserving for Bharat Ratna: Joshi
Varanasi: Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi welcomed the government`s proposal to include sports in the criteria for award of Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour.
Joshi said he supports batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar`s name for the honour, but hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was the most deserving sportsperson and should get it first.
Home Minister P Chidambaram has backed the demand to include sports in the criteria for award of Bharat Ratna. The home ministry has conveyed its recommendation to the Prime Minister`s Office.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Congress workers blow up pigeons by blasting them inside rockets
- Beef row: Lalu Prasad Yadav contradicts his statements
- Lalu Yadav's son Tejasvi Yadav wants to change the face of Bihar education
- Indian Army 5th deadliest in the world: Report
- Indrani Mukerjea attains consciousness; is now out of danger
- Indrani Mukerjea regains consciousness, out of danger, says hospital
- Is Salman Khan - Aamir Khan friendship over?
- Dadri lynching case: Sadhvi Prachi makes provocative remark, says beef-eaters deserve such fate
- Modi must be punished, he has cheated people: Ram Jethmalani
- Was Giani Zail Singh planning to topple Rajiv Gandhi govt in 1987?