PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

Her list of achievements also includes three Super Series titles, the recent one coming in Korea.

Sindhu's career has seen a meteoric rise ever since she finished on the podium at the Olympic Games in 2016.

The Padma awards will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day (January 26, 2018).

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Sindhu came to worldwide attention when she reached the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 when she was only 17.

The world number four, who had also won the China Super Series Premier past year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, had to settle for the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship after going down against Okuhara 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in the finals in Glasgow.

On Monday, Sports Ministry announced that India's pride, Olympic silver medallist, PV Sindhu has been recommended for prestigious Padma Bhushan, country's third highest civilian award. "I think overall it has been good for me", she said.

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The 22-year-old badminton player is the second athlete after cricketer MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year. Also, it is the second title in 2017 after she has won the Indian Open Series tournament. That's right. Sindhu has been recommended by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the coveted award.

Sindhu was previously awarded Padma Shri, the nation's fourth highest civilian award, in 2015. An official from Sports Ministry told another news agency, "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan".

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