Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award list 2021 in sports and games

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award list 2021-2022 in sports and games : The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honour in the nation(India). Decision has been taken in 2021 by Indian Govt to rename Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Highlights :

  • The Khel Ratna award was instituted in 1991-1992
  • The first recepient was Chess legend Viswanathan Anand.
  • The Dhyan Chand Award for Life-time Achievement in Sports and Games was introduced in 2016
  • The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award carries a prize money of Rs 25 lakh.
  • Check : bharat ratna award 2021 winners list
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award list 2021 in sports and games

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021 winner list

YearRecipient(s)Name of sport or game
1991–1992Viswanathan AnandChess
1992–1993Geet SethiBilliards
1993–1994Homi MotivalaYachting (Team event)
1993–1994Pushpendra Kumar GargYachting (Team event)
1994–1995Karnam MalleswariWeightlifting
1995–1996Nameirakpam KunjaraniWeightlifting
1996–1997Leander PaesTennis
1997–1998Sachin TendulkarCricket
1998–1999Jyotirmoyee SikdarAthletics
1999–2000Dhanraj PillayHockey (Men)
2000–2001Pullela GopichandBadminton
2001Abhinav BindraShooting
2002K. M. BeenamolAthletics
Anjali BhagwatShooting
2003Anju Bobby GeorgeAthletics
2004Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreShooting
2005Pankaj AdvaniBilliards and Snooker
2006Manavjit Singh SandhuShooting
2007Mahendra Singh DhoniCricket
2008No award
2009Mary KomBoxing (Women)
Vijender SinghBoxing
Sushil KumarWrestling
2010Saina NehwalBadminton
2011Gagan NarangShooting
2012Vijay KumarShooting
Yogeshwar DuttWrestling
2013Ronjan SodhiShooting
2014No award
2015Sania MirzaTennis
2016P. V. SindhuBadminton
Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
Jitu RaiShooting
Sakshi MalikWrestling
2017Devendra JhajhariaParalympic javelin
Sardara SinghHockey (Men)
2018Saikhom Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
Virat KohliCricket
2019Deepa MalikParalympic (shot put, javelin, others)
Bajrang PuniaWrestling
2020Rohit SharmaCricket
Mariyappan ThangaveluParalympic high jump
Manika BatraTable Tennis
Vinesh PhogatWrestling
Rani RampalHockey (Women)

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