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Virat Kohli, Deepa Malik, Sreejesh receives Padma Shri award at Rashtrapati Bhavan

India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 30 Mar 2017, 21:06:21 IST
India TV Sports Desk

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was today conferred with Padma Shri award at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony.

The 28-year-old run machine also tweeted the video of ceremony.

Besides Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh were also honoured with the Padma Shri.

Sreejesh and Deepa Malik, five other sportspersons were named for the prestigious Padma Shri when the honours list was declared on the Republic Day on January 26. 

They included Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.

The dignitaries presented on the occasion were Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

(With inputs from IANS)