Dhyan Chand most deserving for Bharat Ratna: Joshi

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 08:20

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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 08:20
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