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Deepa Malik

Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik in August became the first Indian woman para-athlete and the oldest to be conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Photo: PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award upon Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

(From left) Ruben Banerjee, Outlook Editor-in-Chief; Arti Jaiman, Station Director of Gurgaon Ki Awaz Samudayik Radio; Shefali Shah, national award-winning actress; Dr Priyanjali Datta, founder of Aaroogya that teaches rural women how to self-examine for breast cancer; actress Kirti Kulhari, who stood out in the movie Pink; Shehi Shafi, Dubai-based artist; Deepa Malik, India’s first Paralympic medal winner; behind Deepa is Indranil Roy, CEO, Outlook Group; actress Kubbra Sait, appreciated for playing a transgender in Sacred Games; Anjum Moudgil—Punjab Police sub-inspector, abstract artist, medallist in shooting World Championships; Jagi Mangat Panda, Managing Director of Ortel Communications. They won the Outlook Speakout Awards 2019.

Paralympic athlete and Padma Shree awardee Deepa Malik

Photograph by Jitender Gupta

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award upon Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award upon Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Malik is the first Indian woman para-athlete and the oldest to be conferred the award but training commitments kept co-awardee Bajrang Punia away from the ceremony.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh