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Fans celebrate Dhoni's Padma Shri

Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 13:12 [IST]
 
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Fans celebrate Padma Shri award for Dhoni

Ranchi: Thousands of fans Indian cricket captain Dhoni celebrated as he was as selected for prestigious Padma Shri award.

"We congratulate Dhoni and his family members for Padma Shri award. Dhoni is first person of Jharkhand to get the award," screamed the banners displayed by the Dhoni Fans Club members.

The club members gathered near Albert Ekka ground here and burst fire crackers and distributed sweets.

"Dhoni is achieving one milestone after another and making people of Jharkhand proud. This is a great moment for us. We wish Dhoni all the best in future," said Jitendra Singh, president of the fan club.

In the past the state government had conferred Jharkhand Ratan award to the iconic cricketer. The club members are building a huge statue of Dhoni which will be stalled later this year.

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