Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Madhuri Dixit rejoice over Sachin Tendulkar’s Bharat Ratna award

Celebs from B-town took on to social networking sites to express their happiness

Hours after Sachin Tendulkar retired from his 24 years of cricketing career, the Indian government has conferred him with the Bharat Ratna – the country’s highest civilian award. With this the iconic cricketer became the first sportsperson and the youngest ever Indian to be awarded the country’s highest civilian honour.

Yesterday the entire nation was in tears as Sachin bid adieu to international cricket and today the nation is in a happy mode over Sachin Tendulkar’s Bharat Ratna award. Celebs from B-town are no exception. Here is what some B-townies have to say on the God of cricket’s Bharat Ratna award:

Amitabh Bachchan – Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar !! India breathed comfortably for the past 24 years, as he stepped out to play for the country. Sachin defined cricket .. and cricket got its credence through him ! I am proud and blessed to be a citizen of the country Sachin strode on ! History shall change its chapters with time .. but time and history shall never be able to change what Sachin meant to us all !!

Madhuri Dixit-Nene – Congrats to Sachin Tendulkar on the Bharat Ratna! You deserve it for inspiring all of India!

Lata Mangeshkar – Namaskar. Mujhe abhi pata chala hai ki Sachin Tendulkar ko Bharat ka sarvocch nagri samman BHARAT RATNA pradan kiya jaayega. Mujhe bohot khushi hai,main Sachin ko bohot bohot badhaai deti hu. Mujhe yaqeen hai ki sab cricket premiyo’n ko meri tarha hi bohot khushi ho rahi hogi.

Kunal Kohli – #BharatRatna ki Shaan aur bud gayi by being given to #Sachin here’s a man so beyond honors that the honors get honored honoring him

Sonu Sood – Finally #BharatRatna is honoured….. because its going to be presented to @sachin_rt

Sophie Choudry – Yet another first for the sportsman who has made his country proud for the last 24years! #BharatRatna #ThankYouSachin #Respect