Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli was honored with Padma Shri Award on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among 89 awardee list for Padma Shri, there were 8 Sports Persons name list for the Padma Shri Awards 2017. Rio Olympic heroes Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Mariyappan Thangavelu are among other 8 sportsperson honored with Padma Shri 2017.(Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Looks Every Bit Worthy Of The Padmashree As She Receives The Award)
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli received Padma Shri, country’s fourth highest civilian award from the president of India Pranab Mukherjee. Virat Kohli’s remarkable contribution in Indian cricket team is indescribable. His captaincy has led the Indian Cricket Team to No 1 in test matches. (Also Read: Virat Kohli’s Happy Women’s Day Wish To Anushka Sharma And His Mom Will Make You Awe!)
Happy, excited and honored Virat Kohli thanked God for being so kind upon him. He shared his happiness with the world with caption “What an absolute honor and a memorable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of India. God’s been kind. Jai Hind “
Watch the Video of Virat Kohli Receiving Padma Shri Award –
What an absolute honor and a memorable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of India. God's been kind. 😇😇😇
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/zh3EUkrTFl
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2017
Rio Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu too were honored with Padma Shri Award for their phenomenal contribution in the world of sports and bringing our nation in light. Rio Olympics qualified Discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik, hockey captain PR Sreejesh too were honored with Padma Shri at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lal Krishna Advani, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh were present on the occasion.
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