Former India’s Skipper M S Dhoni, came to the ceremony in his Lieutenant Colonel uniform. He walked like an army personnel when his name was called upon to receive the award.
Lieutenant Colonel #MSDhoni Received PADMA BHUSHAN Today from President of India 🇮🇳
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The Indian Territorial Army had conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on November 1, 2011, months after India won their second World Cup under his leadership.
President Ramnath Kovind on Monday honored Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Padma Bhushan, the country’s third largest civil award. Ironically it was the same day Indian team won the World Cup 2011 seven years ago. It was happy special day for former skipper M S Dhoni to be awarded on the same day. 44 persons were awarded Padma awards in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Many celebrities including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were present at the function.
M S Dhoni Achievements
- Dhoni was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007.
- He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009.
- Dhoni received the ICC One Day Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009. Dhoni was the first cricketer to receive this award twice.
- He was elected three times in the ICC World Test XI. In the ICC World One Day XI, Dhoni has been selected 8 times, in which he was selected as Captain 5 times.
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Special Day For MS Dhoni
On this day 2nd April, 7 years back India won the ICC World cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the Finals by 6 wickets to regain the world cup title after 28 years, played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India. Dhoni finished with 91 not out as India, chasing a target of 275, won by six wickets with 10 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium to become the first host country to win the World Cup.
On January 25 the country’s 85 celebrities were announced to award Padma. Among them, 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Award are included. – Earlier on March 20, 41 persons were awarded Padma awards. Among them, renowned musician Ilaiyaraja, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan and P. Bhagwan were honored with Padma Vibhushan.