Last year, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga.
Moments after Tendulkar retired from international cricket Saturday in Mumbai, he was named for India's highest civilian award, Bharat the Ratna. He is the first sportsperson and the youngest to get the honour.
"I have met Sachin several times. He is a very respectful man. Every time he meets me, he touches my feet. He is a very good and humble human being," said Milkha.