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List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners

07-NOV-2017 11:11

    Many players work hard to brighten the name of the country around the world. Therefore, Indian government also provides various benefits to the players with many prizes, reservation in jobs and awards etc. These awards and honour motivate the players to do well in the upcoming games like Olympic, World Championship and commonwealth games etc.
    Various awards given in the field of sports are: Arjuna Award, Eklavya Award, Major Dhyana Chand Award, Dronacharya Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. This article has given the names of the players who have received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

    RAJEEV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD 2017

           Player Name  

     Sport

     Year

     1. Viswanathan Anand

     Chess

     1992

     2. Geet Sethi  

     Billiards

     1993

     3. Homi de Motivala and PK Garg

     Yachting

     1995

     4. Karnam Malleswari

     Weightlifting

     1996

     5. Kunjurani Devi and Leander Paes

     Weightlifting, Lawn Tennis

     1997

     6. Sachin Tendulkar

     Cricket

     1998

     7. Jyotirmoyee Sikandar

     Athletics

     1999

     8. Dhanraj Pillai

     Hockey

     2000

     9. Pullela Gopichand

     Badminton

     2001

     10. Abhinav Bindra

     Shooting  

     2002

     11. Anjali Bhagwat and K. M. Binamol

     Shooting, Athletics

     2003

     12. Anju Bobby George

     Athletics

     2004

     13. Rajya Vardhan ,Singh Rathore

     Shooting

     2005

     14. Pankaj Advani

     Billiards and Snooker

     2006

     15. Manavjit Singh Sandhu

     Shooting

     2007

     16. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

     Cricket

     2008

     17. M.C. Marikom, Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar

     Boxing, Boxing, Wrestling

     2009

     18. Saina Nehwal

     Badminton

     2010

     19. Gagan Narang

     Shooting

     2011

     20. Vijay Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt

     Shooting, Wrestling

     2012

     21. Ranjan Sodhi

     Shooting

     2013

     22. Sania Mirza

     Lawn Tennis

     2015

     23. P. V. Sindhu, Deepa Kamikar, Sakshi Bhai and Jitu Rai

     Badminton, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Shooting

     2016

     24. Devendra Jhajaria, Sardar Singh

     Javelin throw, Hockey

     2017

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    Some interesting facts about Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award are:

    1. It is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India.

    2. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

    3. This award was instituted in 1991-92.

    4. Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of this award.

    5. From 1992 to 2017, 34 sportsmen got this award.

    6. It carries prize money of Rs.7.5 lac

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