In a first, MC Mary Kom became the 1st Indian female athlete to be recommended for country’s 2nd highest civilian honor Padma Vibhushan. Mary already has honors like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna under her belt. Apart from that Mary Kom is a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha. Interestingly, the sports ministry’s other recommendations for Padma Shri Awards are all women. Amongst the name star shuttler P.V.Sindhu has also been nominated for Padma Bhushan.
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