Hyderabad, April 10: Former SAAP chairman Mr. P R Mohan has said that the central government should honor cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna as his birthday gift.
In a statement here on Sunday, Mohan said that Sachin has already become ‘People’s Bharat Ratna’ by tucking all possible world records under his belt. He said the legend who is inspiring a whole generation of youngsters with his commitment and fighting spirit, should also receive recognition from the government. Referring to the increasing demand by all concerned about the government conferring Bharat Ratna on Sachin, he said it is not proper on the part of any one to bring in the names of other sportsmen in this context. He has however said that he held hocky wizard Dhyanchand, and chess star Viswanathan Anandan in high esteem. However, he said Sachin was something more special. He said he was ready to participate in any discussion with any one on the subject in a sportive spirit. (NSS)