Sachin Tendulkar chosen for Padma Vibhushan

MUMBAI Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:57am IST

File photo of India's Sachin Tendulkar acknowledging the crowd at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England July 28, 2007. Tendulkar and world chess champion Viswanathan Anand have been chosen for the nation's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan, the government announced on Friday. REUTERS/Darren Staples

File photo of India's Sachin Tendulkar acknowledging the crowd at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England July 28, 2007. Tendulkar and world chess champion Viswanathan Anand have been chosen for the nation's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan, the government announced on Friday.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Batsman Sachin Tendulkar and world chess champion Viswanathan Anand have been chosen for the nation's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan, the government announced on Friday.

The government hands out civilian and military honours on Jan. 26 every year, India's Republic Day.

Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the finest batsmen to grace world cricket while Anand regained the official world title and rose to world number one last year.

India soccer captain Baichung Bhutia was selected for the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, along with women's distance swimmer Bula Chowdhury, whose achievements include twice swimming the English channel.

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