Kohli, Malik, Karmakar to receive Padma Shri

Sport360 staff 16:55 25/01/2017
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Virat Kohli and Sakshi Malik.

The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India, with the winners announced on Republic Day on January 26.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is one of the sportspeople who will receive the honour after a stellar year.

The 28-year-old led India to the number one spot on the ICC Test Rankings, scoring three double centuries in the calendar year. He was also named the Player of the Tournament at the ICC World T20 and the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Another cricketer who will receive the Padma Shri is Shekhar Naik, who led the Indian blind cricket team to World Cup glory in 2012.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh will also receive the award.

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