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President Kovind Honours MS Dhoni with Padma Bhushan Award

India | News18 | April 3, 2018, 10:14 am
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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Bhushan award to Indian cricketer Mahindra Singh Dhoni, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi on April 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Bhushan award to Indian cricketer Mahindra Singh Dhoni, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi on April 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri to Manoj Navneet Joshi during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri to Manoj Navneet Joshi during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 M S Dhoni, Pankaj Advani and Sarda Sinha after confers Padma Bhushan during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

M S Dhoni, Pankaj Advani and Sarda Sinha after confers Padma Bhushan during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Sarda Sinha during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Sarda Sinha during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to cueist Pankaj Advani during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to cueist Pankaj Advani during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Cricketer M.S. Dhoni and cueist Pankaj Advani hug during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni and cueist Pankaj Advani hug during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri to classical dancer Datuk Ramli Ibrahim during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri to classical dancer Datuk Ramli Ibrahim during the Padma Award 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Cricketer M.S. Dhoni and cueist Pankaj Advani pose with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni and cueist Pankaj Advani pose with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind during Civil Investiture - II for presenting of Padma Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind during Civil Investiture - II for presenting of Padma Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni with wife Sakshi Singh during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni with wife Sakshi Singh during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III, presidential advisor for entrepreneurship appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III, presidential advisor for entrepreneurship appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Sissir Purushottam Mishra, Indian film writer and director, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Sissir Purushottam Mishra, Indian film writer and director, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Hun Many, Member of Parliament and the first Combodian youth to serve as a board member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) forum of the young parliamentarians, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Hun Many, Member of Parliament and the first Combodian youth to serve as a board member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) forum of the young parliamentarians, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Bhushan to Laxman Pai, a contemporary Indian artist, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Bhushan to Laxman Pai, a contemporary Indian artist, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Damodar Ganesh Bapat, ex-secretary and Patron of 'Bhartiya Kushtaha Niwarak Sangh, Champa', at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Damodar Ganesh Bapat, ex-secretary and Patron of 'Bhartiya Kushtaha Niwarak Sangh, Champa', at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards Padma Shri award to Dr. Thant Myint - U, an historian, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards Padma Shri award to Dr. Thant Myint - U, an historian, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Zaverilal Dalpatram Mehta, a photo journalist of Gujarat samachar, a daily Gujarati Newspaper, since 1972, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Zaverilal Dalpatram Mehta, a photo journalist of Gujarat samachar, a daily Gujarati Newspaper, since 1972, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Datuk Ramil Ibrahim, an international dance connoisseur, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind hands the Padma Shri award to Datuk Ramil Ibrahim, an international dance connoisseur, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to M.R. Rajagopal, palliative care physician, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

President Ram Nath Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to M.R. Rajagopal, palliative care physician, at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: AP)