Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh today spoke to Sachin Tendulkar to congratulate him for being chosen for the Bharat Ratna. PMO sources said ,Dr.Singh made the telephone call to Tendulkar soon after the announcement of the award and wished him many more years of contribution to sports.
The Prime Minister also called up to Congratulate eminent scientist C .N. R. Rao who has also been awarded the Bharat Ratna. He wished him many more years of service to the field of science.
Both, Tendulkar and C.N.R.Rao are recipients of Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian honour.They join a list of 41 eminent personalities chosen for the award given in recognition of exceptional service of the highest order since the award was instituted in 1954.