Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Prithviraj Chavan pitches for honouring late Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav with Padma awards

ANI | Updated: Aug 04, 2018 06:11 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan on Friday urged the Centre to honour Olympic wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav with Padma Bhushan posthumously.
Chavan wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh requesting them to consider the same.
Jadhav bagged India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal in bantamweight freestyle wrestling at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952.
In the letter, Chavan wrote, in spite of winning India its first ever Olympics medal, Jadhav's "achievement was unsurpassed for 44 years." (ANI)