MS Dhoni conferred with Padma Bhushan award, Twitter pours love

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 03, 2018 14:51 hrs
ndian President Ram Nath Kovind, right, awards the Padma Bhushan award to Indian cricketer Mahindra Singh Dhoni, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday April 2, 2018.

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented Padma Awards to 43 persons including cricket legend M.S. Dhoni in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to a release, the Padma Bhushan - the third highest civillian honour - was presented to five people-- Dhoni, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), Indian artist Laxman Pai and folk singer Sharda Sinha while Padma Shri was awarded to 38 people.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Ministers.

Soon after receiving India's third highest civilian award, Dhoni took to Instagram and wrote, "An honour to get the Padma Bhushan and receiving it in Uniform increases the excitement ten folds.thanks to all the Men and Women in Uniform and their families for the Sacrifices they make so that all of us could enjoy our Constitutional Rights.Jai Hind."

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