Sports Ministry recommends Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat for Padma Shri

Last Updated: Oct 03 2018 14:53

WRESTLING- Sports Ministry has recommended wrestler Bajrang Punia for the prestigious Padma Shri award. He will receive the award along with fellow wrestler Vinesh Phogat.

Punia had earlier threatened to take sports ministry to court after he was not recommended for Rajiv Khel Ratna award. He said he was the deserving one as he won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and Asiad. Phogat is also a CWG and Asiad gold medallist.

The Ministry of Home Affairs will take the final call on their recommendation.

The Padma Shri is India’s fourth-highest civilian award.