1. Sania Mirza dedicates Khel Ratna award to her family and to nation

Sania Mirza dedicates Khel Ratna award to her family and to nation

World No. 1 Tennis doubles player Sania Mirza on Friday expressed her happiness at being awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and dedicated the honour to her family and to India.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2015 8:42 AM

World No. 1 Tennis doubles player Sania Mirza on Friday expressed her happiness at being awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and dedicated the honour to her family and to India.

“I feel very happy, privileged and honoured to receive this award and I would like to dedicate it to the people of India and my family,” Mirza told ANI here.

The World No. 1 also extended her gratitude to the Indian government and the Sports Ministry who nominated her for the award.

Sania Mirza will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on August 29 despite the Karnataka High Court issuing notice to the government following a petition filed by Paralympian HN Girisha.

Mirza, won her first women’s doubles Grand Slam title by bagging the Wimbledon title with Swiss legend Martina Hingis in June.

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Khel Ratna and other sports awards on Saturday at the Rastrapati Bhavan as India celebrates August 29 as National Sports Day to mark the birthday of hockey legend Dhyan Chand.

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    I'm Salman's
    Aug 29, 2015 at 11:08 am
    Sania Congratulations !!!...You Deserve, ignore such cheap criticism...UR fans ( ACs) are waiting for your tweet pics with Khel Ratna Award...ha ha ha
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      Ramesh
      Aug 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm
      Very said day A stan bahu is getting award in India even after High court Notice to the center.A wrong message to the people of India deserving person go the court for award useless are getting Barat ratana & khel atana.
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