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Padma Shri: It’s an honour, says Gambhir
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Padma Shri: It’s an honour, says Gambhir

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New Delhi, Jan 26: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, Padma Shri recipient, has said that it was an honour to receive the fourth highest civilian award and also acknowledges the responsibility that comes with the honour.

Gambhir, on Friday expressing his gratitude on twitter, “It’s an honour, I accept with gratitude. But it’s an honour which also comes with responsibility. I’m living for the day when Gautam Gambhir the human being beats Gautam Gambhir the cricketer. That will be my day, my award to myself"

On the eve of 70th Republic Day celebration, on Friday, the government announced the award on the former cricketer with other three sports personalities, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri, Ace Indian table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal and wrestler Bajrang Punia. (UNI)