Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna


Won't rest on my laurels, says Bhagat after Khel Ratna recommendation

October 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Bhagat was one of the 11 athletes nominated for the country's highest sporting honour by the selection committee after his gold-medal winning feat in SL3 singles category at Tokyo Paralympics.

Renaming Khel Ratna award not people's wish, but 'political game': Sena

August 09, 2021 2:04 pm

Making the announcement, Prime Minister Modi had said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.

B Sai Praneeth nominated for Khel Ratna with Kidambi Srikanth

July 01, 2021 1:53 pm

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) nominated HS Prannoy, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sameer Verma for the Arjuna honour.

Odisha govt. nominates Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna

June 29, 2021 8:06 pm

Odisha government on Tuesday nominated ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sporting honour.

Home ministry wants Khel Ratna, Arjuna to be rationalised to form one award

February 17, 2021 6:28 pm

The sports ministry, in its reply, said they ‘may agree’ with the MHA’s suggestion but a spokesperson said that this year, the awards will be conferred as per the existing format.

President Kovind honours record 74 Indians with National Sports Awards

August 29, 2020 3:45 pm

The Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees, with the exception of a few, logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind.

When Khel Ratna Mariyappan Thangavelu worked as newspaper hawker to sustain life and dreams

August 28, 2020 2:57 pm

Mariyappan Thangavelu's target is to win another gold and create a world record in his event in Tokyo Paralympics (August 24 to September 5, 2021) by clearing the 2-metre mark.

Couldn't hold back tears: Rani Rampal after getting Khel Ratna

August 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Rani Rampal never expected the Khel Ratna to be bestowed on a woman hockey player and that's one reason why she could not hold back tears.

In a non-Olympic year, Olympic-sized awards list for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 22, 2020 3:18 pm

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports goes against its own guidelines by announcing 74 winners across all the seven categories.

Rohit Sharma to Vinesh Phogat: Meet the five Khel Ratna recipients of 2020

August 23, 2020 9:14 am

The award ceremony will be held virtually on August 29, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Neeraj Chopra, Sunil Chhetri and 10 others receive Khel Ratna

November 14, 2021 3:34 pm

The ministry of youth affairs and sports announced the National Sports Awards on 2 November. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

National Sports Day: Big smiles as athletes get rewarded with Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 30, 2020 9:28 am

In what was the first virtual National Sports Awards ceremony forced due to the coronavirus pandemic, a record 74 sporting heroes of India were bestowed with the honours on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, annually celebrated as India’s sports day.

Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra, Anjum Moudgil recommended for Khel Ratna awards

May 31, 2020 2:10 pm

Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra and Anjum Moudgil have been recommended for Khel Ratna awards for this year.

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu, other athletes conferred with Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards by President Ram Nath Kovind

September 28, 2018 7:23 am

Virat Kohli sent the shutterbugs into a clicking frenzy as he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, sharing the country's highest sporting honour with world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.