Lt. Col M. S. Dhoni Received Padma Bhushan Award. Padma Award Ceremony was organized in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Padma Awards are the most prestigious civilian awards in India. Padma Bhushan is the Third Highest Civilian Honour in the country. Two big sports stars, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and billiards champion Pankaj Advani were awarded Padma Bhushan by President of India. Mahamahim President Ramnath Kovind honoured them with this honour.
Dhoni led Indian Cricket Team to win the ICC Cricket World Cup on 2 April 2011 after 1983. It is a coincidence that Dhoni received this honour on this memorable day. Dhoni has been honoured with Padmashree before.
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) April 2, 2018
Former captain of the Indian cricket team, who came to receive this honour, dressed Indian Army Uniform of Lieutenant Colonel and in this dress, he got this honour. When his name was called, he marched to take this award in his uniform. Significantly, the Army has given the standard title of the lieutenant colonel to the former Indian captain. After becoming part of the Indian Army, Dhoni gets all the facilities which are provided to an Indian Army soldier.
Former Legendary Indian Cricketer VVS Laxman shared the video of the award ceremony on his Twitter account and congrats MS Dhoni.
It was absolutely wonderful to see the pride with which @msdhoni wore his Territorial army uniform while receiving the well deserved #PadmaBhushan today, exactly 7 years after we won the 2011 World Cup. Heartiest congratulations ! pic.twitter.com/ROdMdM7aQk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 2, 2018
Credit: VVS Laxman
Indian Coach Ravi Shastri Congrats him as well on Twitter.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 2, 2018
Credit: Ravi Shastri
Apart from President Ramnath Kovind, there were other dignitaries, including Vice Presidential Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Law & Justice and Information Technology Minister of India Ravishankar Prashad also congrats him on twitter.
Congratulations to the legendary Cricketer @msdhoni and international Billiards player @PankajAdvani247 on being awarded Padma Bhushan today in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Felt proud to see M.S. Dhoni in his army uniform on this occasion, accompanied by his wife Sakshi. pic.twitter.com/bLhWRfLAlm
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 2, 2018
Credit: Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice and Information Technology
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