PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award by Sports MinistrySeptember 25, 2017
PV Sindhu, who recently clinched the silver medal in this year’s badminton World Championships, has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday.
PV Sindhu became the second athlete after former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni to be nominated for the award this year. The BCCI has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain.
Sindhu clinched the Indian Open title earlier this year and although she was defeated in the World Championships final, the 24-year old became first Indian shuttler to lift Korea Open Super Series title after defeating Japan’s Nozumi Okuhara in the summit clash.
Thanks to this nomination, PV Sindhu joins the elite club comprising of Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand. In March 2015, Sindhu was conferred India’s fourth highest civilian honour – Padma Shri.
Last year, PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic silver medal as she went down fighting against Carolina Marin in the gold medal match.