Home > News >

Yuvraj Singh to be conferred with prestigious Padma Shri award

Yuvraj Singh last played for India during the tour of South Africa in December 2013 © Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh last played for India during the tour of South Africa in December 2013 © Getty Images

Jan 25, 2014

Indian all-rounder and cancer survivor, Yuvraj Singh has been shortlisted to be conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award, reported the Indian Express.

Yuvraj Singh’s greatest acheivement on-field remains his Man-of-the-series performance during the ICC World Cup 2011. His battle and survival against cancer is also an inspirational tale, as the talented southpaw came back from his battle against cancer to play international cricket again.

It was announced on Saturday afternoon that the Indian cricketer would be bestowed with the prestigious civilian award. 125 other personalities from various walks of life will be conferred with the Padma awards.

The other sportsmen featuring in the list are 22-year-old Dipika Pallikal (squash) and tennis ace Leander Paes.

Scientist R A Mashelkar, nominated for the coveted Padma Vibhushan award also features in the list of 126 people. Renowned actor, Kamal Hassan will be conferred with the Paddma Bhushan award.

Other awardees include Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal and poet Ashok Chakradhar. Late Justice J S Verma, who headed the committee that recommended landmark changes to India’s anti-rape law following the Delhi bus gangrape and murder, is also being given the award posthumously along with rationalist and author Narendra Achyut Dabholkar, who was shot dead in Pune in August 2013.

The names were shortlisted by a committee headed by the home secretary from recommendations sent by state governments and important personalities. The India’s highest civilian honours are given in three categories — Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri — and they are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Photos

Australia vs Zimbabwe, ODI tri-series at Harare

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe vs Australia, 4th ODI: Highlights

Elton Chigumbura-Prosper Utseya partnership takes Zimbabwe to historic win over Australia

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Australia missed Steven Smith during Zimbabwe clash: Michael Clarke

India tour of England 2014: Ajinka Rahane comes out in support of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli

Darren Lehmann embarrassed after Australia’s humiliating loss against Zimbabwe

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston Preview: MS Dhoni’s men aim to seal series victory

Jason Roy brushes aside injury scare; says he is fit to play for England against India

Should Michael Clarke cut down on playing time ahead of ICC World Cup 2015?

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe’s moment of glory

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

667 Posts | 6 Fans

10 Most Unbeatable Records in Cricket

When Deepika Padukone, Shriya Saran, Nargis Fakhri went nude…

Shraddha Kapoor rocks earcuffs best, say fans!

TEOCO sees opportunity from telecom space in India

B-Town congratulates Abishek Bachchan post kabaddi team’s win

What happens inside your brain while watching movies

Soon, Google Glass app to reveal age

Motorola Moto X+1 alleged live photos leaked ahead of September 4 launch

Barclays Premier League 2014-15: Liverpool have reignited last season’s spark claims Brendan Rodgers

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here