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List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners

18-SEP-2018 16:06
    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winners

    The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. It was started in 1991–92. The winner of this award get 7.5 lac rupees. This award is given annually to those sports person who make country proud at the international events.

    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 published the names of the players who are honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award till date.

    Winners of 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award are;

    khel ratna award 2018

           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

     25. Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu  Cricket, Weightlifting  2018

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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 2018, 35 sportsmen got this award.

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