Highlights: Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

Updated: 04 February 2014 13:23 IST

Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsman to be given the honour. His wife and daughter attended the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsman to be given the honour. His wife and daughter attended the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

12:45 (IST) "I am proud to have been born in this country. I would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and I will continue to bat for India," says Tendulkar.

12:40 (IST) Sachin: What can I say? It is the greatest honour of my life

12:10 (IST) A proud moment for Sachin's family as well. Wife Anjali and daughter Sarah watch on with pride.

12:08 (IST) Sachin Tendulkar follows Professor CNR Rao and receives Bharat Ratna from India's President.

12:06 (IST) President Pranab Mukherjee arrives. The national anthem played out at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

12:01 (IST) Sachin Tendulkar had earlier dedicated the title to all the mothers in the country. He had said that his mother had made a lot of sacrifices for him, like every Indian mother for her child.

11:59 (IST) Sachin Tendulkar has left his hotel building with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara. He will be conferred with the Bharat Ratna- the only sportsperson to be honoured with the title and at 40, the youngest overall as well.

Topics : Cricket
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