PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan

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New Delhi: In what could be another feat for the Indian Badminton ace, PV Sindhu, the sports ministry on Monday recommended Sindhu for the prestigious Padma Bhushan.

Sindhu, who recently became first Indian shuttler to lift Korea Open Super Series title, is now the second athlete after former Indian skipper MS Dhoni to be nominated for the award this year.

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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.

For Sindhu, the honour adds to the illustrious awards she has already picked up this season. The 22-year old shuttler has been in spectacular touch, winning a silver medal at the World Badminton Championship this year besides clinching the India Open Super Series and Syed Modi International.

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