On Wednesday, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was given a grand welcome on coming back to SAI NSNIS Patiala after being honoured with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021. Dronacharya Awardee Radhakrishnan...
Mithali Raj is the first woman cricketer to get the Khel Ratna Award. The Test and ODI team captain has dedicated the national award to her family, especially her dad and mum.
Manpreet Singh was originally recommended for the Arjuna award but he joined veteran goalkeeper P R Sreejesh as the second hockey player in the list of awardees for the highest sporting honour.
Arguably India's greatest footballer after the 'Golden Era' of the last century, Sunil Chhetri has played the most international matches and scored the most goals for the national team.
Arguably India's greatest footballer after the 'Golden Era' of the last century, Chhetri has played most number of international matches and scored most goals.
PR Sreejesh, Mithali Raj, Pramod Bhagat, Sumit Antil, Avani Lekhara, Krishna Nagar and M Narwal were also recommended for the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna by the selection committee.
An unprecedented 12 sportspersons were presented with India's highest sporting honour, the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
The decision will help boxer Amit Panghal, who was nominated twice for the Arjuna award but has not been considered because of a dope violation