India’s “Shuttle Queen” PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Sports Ministry.
Her career graph has been on an upward curve since last year, when she became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the Olympics.
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Earlier in March 2015, Sindhu became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri.
Following her brilliant performances last year, the Indian shuttler has gone from strength to strength this year.
She became only the second Indian to win a silver at the World Championships after Saina Nehwal.
Furthermore, Sindhu became the first Indian to clinch the Korea Open Superseries title.
She also won the 2016 China Open Superseries Premier and India Open Superseries titles.
The “Shuttle Queen” is second athlete to be nominated for the country’s third highest civilian award this year.
BCCI has nominated former India captain MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan.
Despite losing to Nozomi Okuhara at Japan Open recently, Sindhu has climbed to second spot in Badminton World Rankings.
A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Indian cricket board had only sent one name for the Padma awards this year.
Dhoni is already a recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Padma Shri award.