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Tennis player Sania Mirza conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Sania August | Saturday | 29, 2015 :: Tennis star Sania Mirza was conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – the country’s highest sporting honour in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Sania, clad in a maroon saree and blue blazer, amid thunderous applause at the Darbar hall where sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among the attendees.

Sania became the second tennis player to receive the country’s highest sporting honour after Leander Paes . Sania, received a medal, certificate and cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh.

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