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Flying Sikh Milkha Singh calls for awarding Bharat Ratna to Major Dhyan Chand

New Delhi: Flying Sikh Milkha Singh has welcomed the awarding of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, but has also added that the Bharat Ratna should also be awarded posthumously

India TV News Desk Updated on: November 17, 2013 11:46 IST
flying sikh milkha singh calls for awarding bharat ratna to
flying sikh milkha singh calls for awarding bharat ratna to major dhyan chand

New Delhi: Flying Sikh Milkha Singh has welcomed the awarding of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, but has also added that the Bharat Ratna should also be awarded posthumously to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, who brought international fame to Indian hockey.





"We should not forget the contribution of Dhyan Chand to Indian hockey", said Milkha Singh, who is himself a renowned figure in athletics.

Hockey Olympian Ashok Kumar, son of late Major Dhyan Chand, said: "I am happy that Sachin got this great honour. He is a great cricketer. But as a son, I am sad that my father, on whose birth anniversary the nation celebrates National Sports Day, is yet to get the honour.
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