PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar honoured with Khel Ratna
New Delhi: Rio Olympics medalist shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai on Monday have been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
The awards were given at a simple but impressive ceremony at Darbal hall in Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of National Sports Day.
Dronacharya Award, Dhyanchand Awards and Arjuna Awards were also given to the coaches and the players from different disciplines.
- Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics)
- Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing)
- Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket)
- Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics)
- S Pradeep Kumar (Swimming)
- Mahabir Singh (Wrestling)
- Boxer Shiva Thapa
- Runner Lalita Babar
- Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane
- Wrestler Vinesh Phogat
- Hockey players Rani Rampal and VR Raghunath
- Athlete Satti Geetha
- Hockey player Sylvanus Dung Dung
- Rower Rajendra Pralhad Shelke
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