Bharat Ratna and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has said that cricket great Sachin Tendulkar also deserves India's highest civilian award.
"Whatever he (Sachin) has done for the country, very few people can. He deserves the honour. He has made all of us proud," Lata told television channels Friday. She received the honour in 2001.
Lata felt that the master blaster could have carried on playing for at least one more year.