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Sindhu, Sakshi and Gopichand Likely to Get Padma Shri

Jan 24, 2017 09:25 AM IST Badminton Badminton

New Delhi: Thanks to their heart-warming performances in the 2016 Rio Olympics, CNN-News18 has learnt that shuttler PV Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik are likely to get the Padma Shri Award on Republic Day.

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is also in the running for the award.

Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

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