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PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar honoured with Khel Ratna

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 29 Aug 2016 9:48 AM GMT

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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.

Dronacharya Awardees:

  • Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics)
  • Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing)
  • Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket)
  • Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics)
  • S Pradeep Kumar (Swimming)
  • Mahabir Singh (Wrestling)

Arjuna Awardees:

  • Boxer Shiva Thapa
  • Runner Lalita Babar
  • Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane
  • Wrestler Vinesh Phogat
  • Hockey players Rani Rampal and VR Raghunath

Dhyanchand Awardees:

  • Athlete Satti Geetha
  • Hockey player Sylvanus Dung Dung
  • Rower Rajendra Pralhad Shelke

Also read: Don’t want Bharat Ratna for Hockey legend Dhyan Chand, says family

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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