Comments on: Of Tendulkar, Bharat Ratna and populism http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/07/30/of-tendulkar-bharat-ratna-and-populism/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: viswanatha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/07/30/of-tendulkar-bharat-ratna-and-populism/comment-page-1/#comment-19330 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 01:17:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4936#comment-19330 Sachin is a Sports person. He chose cricket as his proffession, and life line. He has been amply rewarded his effort, He is recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna Award, the highest award to be awarded to the Persons excelling in the field of sports. As a professional cricketer he has earned enough money for his life time and to his coming generation. His performance got over publicity to the extent of euphoria due to the electronic media. Judge him with the earlier recipients of the award and then demand an award for him.Do not be Biased with the regional politics and the politics of one upmanship. here is the list of 41 awardees in the past.
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (2008)

2. Kumari Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar (2001)

3. Ustad Bismillah Khan (2001)

4. Prof. Amartya Sen (1999)

5. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (1999)

6. Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan (1999)

7. Pandit Ravi Shankar (1999)

8. Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam (1998)

9. Smt. Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (1998)

10. Shri (Dr.) Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (1997)

11. Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (1997)

12. Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda (1997)

13. Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1992)

14. Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1992)

15. Shri Satyajit Ray (1992)

16. Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (1991)

17. Shri Rajiv Gandhi (1991)

18. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1991)

19. Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedakr (1990)

20. Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1990)

21. Shri Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (1988)

22. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1987)

23. Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave (1983)

24. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) (1980)

25. Shri Kumaraswamy Kamraj (1976)

26. Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1975)

27. Smt. Indira Gandhi (1971)

28. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (1966)

29. Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane (1963)

30. Dr. Zakir Hussain (1963)

31. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1962)

32. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (1961)

33. Shri Purushottam Das Tandon (1961)

34. Dr. Dhonde Keshav Karve (1958)

35. Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant (1957)

36. Dr. Bhagwan Das (1955)

37. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru (1955)

38. Dr. Mokshagundam Vivesvaraya (1955)

39. Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1954)

40. Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1954)

41. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (1954)

So judge for yourself.

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By: Pagala http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/07/30/of-tendulkar-bharat-ratna-and-populism/comment-page-1/#comment-18080 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 07:28:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4936#comment-18080 Too much of Cricket. It has surpassed ethics of sports – rather a means of money spinner like IPL. Why do they need awards for that. They are good for their own money. Let it rest there.

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By: janagiramanpp http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/07/30/of-tendulkar-bharat-ratna-and-populism/comment-page-1/#comment-18065 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:36:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4936#comment-18065 Since cricket is popular , everyone eyes on sachin. But there are non popular mega legends like vishwanath anandh.

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