Born on 24th April, 1973, Sachin Tendulkar turned 40 today. Cricket administrators and his fans are lining up a series of events to celebrate the senior Indian batsman, who will also appear in an IPL 2013 match at Kolkata.

The Mumbai Indians batsman, who happens to here for his IPL team's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, will begin the day with a customary cake-cutting ceremony at the team hotel.

Earlier, the Cricket Association of Bengal celebrated Tendulkar's birthday a day in advance by cutting a 10-pound cake in the presence of 100 blind students.

The blind students from Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Blind School and Light House for the Blind cut the cake in the evening.