NEW DELHI, Sept 25: Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country�s third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry here today.
�Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan,� a Sports Ministry official told PTI.
A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games last year.
The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month.
A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year.
Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of number two in April for a brief period. Last week, she climbed back to her number two position, following a good week at Seoul.
In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and Asia Championship.
In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded India�s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri. � PTI