Mumbai, February 5, Sandipan Sharma: Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar’s provision to the games service to think about his father’s candidature for the nation’s most noteworthy. Regular person honor had been sanction much sooner than Sachin Tendulkar was even examined as an applicant for the prestigious Bharat Ratna. Yesterday , minutes after Tendulkar appropriated the grant from President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the rich Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, a couple of hundred miles away in Bhopal’s unassuming South TT Nagar, Kumar surrendered all trust of his father being post mortem recognized for the same distinguishment.
“There’s no focus now. There is no trust of my father getting the Bharat Ratna. Regardless of the possibility that he needed to get it, he may as well have been the first sportsman to get it. He is in no chance second to any sportsman in India,” thundered Kumar via telephone, as he spilled his heart out to Mid DAY magazine.
“The point when the administration a year ago changed the designation criteria for Bharat Ratna to incorporate sports persons, we were advised to apply to the Sports Ministry, which we did. At that point, in July, games priest Jitendra Singh acquiesced to our solicitation and sent the requisition to the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) and said that he anticipated that his suggestion will be acknowledged and that Babuji might as well get the honor since no other applicant from the games society was in the brawl.
The matter was even talked about in Parliament, however without much of any result. At that point in November, all of a sudden Sachin Tendulkar’s name sprung up and inside a few months, he accepted the grant.I don’t have anything against Tendulkar and his accomplishments, however this does not make Babuji’s accomplishments any less.” Mr. Kumar told.