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'Major Dhyan Chand deserves first Bharat Ratna' : Flying Milkha Sikh

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INVC,

Delhi,

India's ace athlete 'Flying  Milkha Singh' has shown his great joy and happiness  and he is glad that the doors have been opened for sportsperson to receive India's highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna -- but  he also added that he would have been happier if hockey legend  Major Dhyan Chand was the first recipient instead of Sachin Tendulkar. "I am very happy that the doors have opened for sports persons. But I think the first Bharat Ratna should have been given to Dhyan Chand because of what he has achieved. I am not against Sachin getting the award but Dhyan Chand deserved it first," said Milkha, who is India's only male athlete to win a Commonwealth Games track and field event way back in 1958 in Cardiff. We all know that the government announced last week that God of batting  Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket, will become the first sportsperson and the youngest to receive the award. Milkha, said on Saturday that Dhyan Chand's exploits should not be forgotten even 34 years after his death. The hockey wizard was part of the teams that won three Olympic golds in 1928, 1932 and 1936. "A sportsperson is a nation's ambassador when they go to participate in the Olympics, so they should also be given these awards. Dhyan Chand passed away long back but we should not forget what he has done for the country. You must understand that to get an Olympic medal is a huge achievement," said Milkha Singh.

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Abhishek Varma, says on November 23, 2013, 6:08 PM

good coverage. try to make it more concise.

संध्या सिंह, says on November 23, 2013, 6:06 PM

Thanks to the author for a good story. My opinion differs from yours, but I am willing to reconsider their views

Rajesh Kumar, says on November 23, 2013, 6:03 PM

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