Complete List of National Sports Awards 2016 (Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Arjuna Awards)

23 August, 2016 |

The Sports Ministry announced Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards for Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu (shuttler) and Sakshi Malik (wrestler) along with Dipa Karmakar (gymnast) and Jitu Rai (shooter). Considered as India’s highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is conferred on a sportsperson for outstanding performance over a period of four years. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh along with a medal and a citation.

Apart from Khel Ratna Awards, the Govt has also announced Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand Awards. Here is the complete list.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016
    • P.V. Sindhu – Badminton
    • Sakshi Malik – Wrestling
    • Dipa Karmakar – Gymnastics
    • Jitu Rai – Shooting
  • Dronacharya Award 2016
    • Nagapuri Ramesh – Athletics
    • Sagar Mal Dhayal – Boxing
    • Raj Kumar Sharma – Cricket
    • Bishweshwar Nandi – Gymnastics
    • S. Pradeep Kumar – Swimming (lifetime)
    • Mahabir Singh – Wrestling (lifetime)
  • Arjuna Award 2016
    • Rajat Chauhan – Archery
    • Lalita Babar – Athletics
    • Sourav Kothari – Billiards and Snooker
    • Shiva Thapa – Boxing
    • Ajinkya Rahane – Cricket
    • Rani – Hockey
    • Subrata Paul – Football
    • V R Raghunath – Hockey
    • Gurpreet Singh – Shooting
    • Apurvi Chandela – Shooting
    • Soumyajit Ghosh – Table Tennis
    • Vinesh Poghat – Wrestling
    • Amit Kumar – Wrestling
    • Sandeep Singh Mann – Para-Athletics
    • Virender Singh – Wrestling (deaf)
  • Dhyan Chand Award 2015
    • Satti Geetha – Athletics
    • Sylvanus Dung Dung – Hockey
    • Rajendra Pralhad Shelke – Rowing

President Pranab Mukherjee will give away the awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29th August 2016, which is celebrated as the National Sports Day.