Sports Ministry recommends Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan

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

Sindhu, earlier this month, became the first Indian to win the Korean Open Super Series. PV Sindhu has received Arjuna Award in 2013 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2016 as she has given an outstanding performance in Badminton. An official from Sports Ministry told another news agency, "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan".

The shuttler has been in tremendous form over the a year ago and has been the shining star of Indian badminton ever since her silver medal at the Rio Olympics, where she lost in an intense final against Carolina Marin.

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

Sindhu then won her third BWF World Championships medal earlier this month, as she reached the final and won the silver medal, going down fighting to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a fabulous final match. Hope, PV Sindhu will many tournaments in the future.

Sindhu also has established herself among the most marketable sports persons in the country.

In March 2015, she was awarded the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian honour.

The 22-year-old Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the prestigious award this year. That's right. Sindhu has been recommended by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the coveted award.

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