Sania Mirza [Images] was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award for her contribution to tennis on the eve of the Republic Day on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old was one of the six sportspersons who got Padma awards today.
The others were Vijaypat Singhania (aviator), Bahadur Singh (shot putter), Madhumita Bisht (badminton player), MC Mary Kom (boxer), Mohan Singh Gunjyal (adventure sports).
Singhania got Padma Bhushan while others got Padma Shri.
Also see: Sania Mirza homepage
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