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Fans hold rally for Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

New Delhi: Hockey fans in the national capital held a rally yesterday appealing to the central government to confer the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand posthumously.The rally started at

IANS Updated on: January 09, 2014 6:20 IST

The sports ministry last year recommended Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna after norms were changed to accommodate sportspersons for the prestigious award.

But the central government surprisingly conferred the award on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who will also be the youngest ever recepient for the Bharat Ratna. The government's announcement came moments after Tendulkar retired from cricket in Mumbai in November.

With Tendulkar, the Bharat Ratna will this year also be conferred on world renowned scientist Prof. C.N.R.Rao.
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