Lt. Col M. S. Dhoni Received Padma Bhushan Award by President Ram Nath Kovind

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.

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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.

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Former Legendary Indian Cricketer VVS Laxman shared the video of the award ceremony on his Twitter account and congrats MS Dhoni.

Credit: VVS Laxman

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Indian Coach Ravi Shastri Congrats him as well on Twitter.

Credit: Ravi Shastri

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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.

Credit: Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice and Information Technology

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