Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By India Syndicate

Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan

Leander Paes has been nominated for the third highest civilian award in the country


Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan (© Reuters)

Tennis star and winner of eight doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, Leander Paes has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan award, according to a Times of India report

Paes is not new to government awards with the Kolkata-based tennis player winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award and Padma Shri.

With victory at the 2013 US Open, Paes became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title.

The sports ministry had recommended Rahul Dravid and Sushil Kumar for the Padma Bhushan last year with the former India cricketer winning the award.

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