Literature, Civilian, Patriotic, and Particular.Civilian awards
Bharat RatnaThe Bharat Ratna  — ‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President. No formal recommendations for this are necessary. The number of annual awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year. On conferment of the award, the recipient receives a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion. The Award does not carry any monetary grant.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 and he is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, popularly holding the title "God of Cricket" among his fans.
On a sunny Tuesday, Lutyens' Delhi had two international sports celebrities with separate agendas. While golf superstar Tiger Woods, on a hurricane private corporate tour, was scorching one green to another at the Delhi Golf Club, not so far away, the darling of a billion Indians, HYPERLINK "http://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/news/220435-sachin-tendulkar-a-bharat-ratna-for-indias-crown-jewel" Sachin Tendulkar, was breaking another 'record'. The retired cricketing genius became the first sportsperson to be bestowed the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Tendulkar's name was recommended by the Prime Minister's Office. The PMO had sought information on Tendulkar from the sports ministry on November 14, the first day of his farewell Test at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Two