Sachin along with eminent scientist CNR Rao were honoured with Bharat Ratna by President of India -- Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital.
Sachin Tendulkar along with CNR Rao were conferred Bharat Ratna on Tuesday
During a brief ceremony at the Raisina Hill, Sachin said, "I am extremely proud to be born in this nation... I'd like to express my thanks for all the love I've received in this country... I will continue to bat for India and try my best to give the people of India a reason to smile."
The President presented the honours at a brief function at Rashtrapati Bhavan's Durbar Hall attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers, Sachin's wife Anjali, daughter Sara and a host of dignitaries.
An official statement had said Tendulkar has been a true Ambassador of India in the world of sports and his achievements in cricket are unparallelled, the records set by him unmatched, and the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by him exemplary.
(With PTI inputs)