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''Bharat Ratna'' suggested for Sachin Tendulkar

Published: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 17:03 [IST]
 
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''Bharat Ratna'' suggested for Sachin

Mumbai: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, whose name has been suggested for the highest civilian award by Maharashtra Government has said that the ''Bharat Ratna'' is every Indian's dream.

The Maharashtra Government has asked the Centre to confer Tendulkar with the prestigious ''Bharat Ratna'' for his contribution to the game and making the country proud.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has indicated that he has asked the Central Government to grant Sachin for the award, adding that his contribution to the game of cricket deserves the highest civilian award.

Deputy Chief Minister Chaggan Bhujbal said that a museum will be named after Tendulkar, adding that the state government has asked the Centre to consider him for the highest civilian honour.

Former cricketers Kapil Dev, Ajit Wadekar and Navjot Singh Sidhu also want the award to be conferred on the little master for his superb performance over the last 19 years.

Tendulkar in the recently concluded one-day international (ODI) series against South Africa silenced all his critics by becoming the first player in the history of the one-day game to score a double hundred.

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