Wrestler Sushil Kumar nominated for Padma Bhushan
New Delhi, Sep 06: The Wrestling Federation of India has recommended two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar for the prestigious Padma Bhushan this year.
WFI has also forwarded the names of Sushil’s longtime coach and Dronacharya awardee Yashvir Singh and female wrestler Alka Tomar to the Sports Ministry for the Padma Shri.
Apart from the Baprola wrestler, 15-time world billiards and snooker champion Pankaj Advani is also in the fray for the Padma Bhushan. Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai and table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal have also been recommended for the Padma Shri.