Tendulkar, 40, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, is the first sportsman to be bestowed with the honour. He is the only sitting Rajya Sabha member to be conferred with Bharat Ratna.

I will continue to bat for India: Tendulkar

Tendulkar, attired in a black bandhgala suit, exchanged pleasantries with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries at the investiture ceremony lasting a little over six minutes at the chandeliered Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. 
    
It was attended by among others by Vice President Hamid Ansari, several Union ministers, Sachin's wife Anjali and daughter Sara.

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"It is fantastic. It is more important than anything. Nothing compared to India honouring me," 79-year-old Rao told reporters after the award ceremony.
    
Tendulkar, who refused to take questions, said, "I will continue to bat for India. Even though my cricket has stopped, I will continue to bat for India and try my best to give people of India a reason to smile."

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Courtesy: Mid Day

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