List of Dronacharya Award Recipients

Dronacharya Award, instituted in 1985, is presented by the Indian government for excellence in sports coaching.
Created On: May 28, 2014 13:26 IST
Modified On: May 30, 2014 10:21 IST

Dronacharya Award, instituted in 1985, is presented by the Indian government for excellence in sports coaching. The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of 500000 rupees. B.I. Fernandez is the first foreign coach to be awarded Dronacharya Award.

Year Name of the Recipient Associated Sport
1985 O.M. Nambiar Athletics
1985 Om Prakash Bhardwaj Boxing
1985 Balchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat Wrestling
1986 Raghunandan Vasant Gokhle Chess
1986 Desh Prem Azad Cricket
1987 Gurcharan Singh Cricket
1987 Guru Hanuman Wrestling
1990 Ramakant Achrekar Cricket
1990 Syed Naeemuddin Football
1990 A. Ramana Rao Volleyball
1994 Ilyas Babar Athletics
1995 Karan Singh Athletics
1995 M. Shyam Sunder Rao Volleyball
1996 Wilson Jones Billiards & Snooker
1996 Pal Singh Sandhu Weightlifting
1997 Joginder Singh Saini Athletics
1998 Bahadur Singh Athletics
1998 Hargobind Singh Sandhu Athletics
1998 G.S.Sandhu Boxing
1999 Kenneth Owen Bosen Athletics
1999 Capt. Hawa Singh Boxing
1999 Ajay Kumar Sirohi Weightlifting
2000 SM Arif Badminton
2000 Gudial Singh Bhangu Hockey
2000 Bhupender Dhawan Powerlifting
2001
Prof. Sunny Thomas
Shooting
2002
Renu Kohli
Athletics
2002
Jaswant Singh
Athletics
2002
MK Kaushik
Hockey
2002
E. Prasad Rao
Kabaddi
2002
Cdr. HD Motivala
Yachting
2003
Robert Bobby George
Athletics
2003
Anup Kumar
Boxing
2003
Rajinder Singh
Hockey
2003
Sukhchain Singh Cheema
Wrestling
2004
Arvind Savur
Billiards & Snooker
2004
Sunita Sharma
Cricket
2004
Cyrus M. Poncha
Squash
2004
Gurcharan Singh
Boxing
2005
Hony. Captain M Venu
Boxing
2005
Balwant Singh
Kabaddi
2005
Maha Singh Rao
Wrestling
2005
Ismail Baig
Rowing
2006
RD Singh
Athletics
2006
Damodaran Chandralal
Boxing
2006
Koneru Ashok
Chess
2007
Sanjeev Kumar Singh
Archery
2007
Jagdish Singh
Boxing
2007
GE Sridharan
Volley Ball
2007
Jagminder Singh
Wrestling
2009
Pullela Gopichand
Badminton
2009
Satpal
Wrestling
2009
J Uday Kumar
Kabaddi
2009
Baldev Singh
Hockey
2009
Jaidev Bisht
Boxing
2010
AK Kutty
Athletics
2010
Captain Chnadrup
Wrestling
2010
Ajay Kumar Bansal
Hockey
2010
Subhash Agarwal
Billiards and Snooker
2010
L Ibomcha Singh
Boxing
2011
Inukurthi Venkateshwara
Rao Boxing
2011
Devender Kumar Rathore
Gymnastics
2011
Ramphal
Athletics
2011
Kuntal Roy
Athletics
2011
Rajinder Singh
Hockey
2012
Virendra Poonia
Athletics
2012
Sunil Dabas
Kabaddi(Women)
2012
Yashvir Singh
Wresling
2012
Harendra Singh
Hockey
2012
Satyapal Singh
Para Sports
2012
JS Bhatia
Athletics
2012
Bhavani Mukherjee
Table Tennis
2012
B.I. Fernadez
Boxing
2013
Poornima Mahato
Archery
2013
Mahavir Singh
Boxing
2013
Narinder Singh Saini
Hockey
2013
KP Thomas
Athletics
2013
Raj Singh
Wrestling

 

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