List of National Sports Award recipients in Olympic sports

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National Sports Awards in Olympic sports
Various civilian awards for contributions to Sports (Individual/Team)
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Sponsored byGovernment of India
LocationRashtrapati Bhavan
CountryRepublic of India
Presented byPresident of India
First awarded1961
Last awarded2020
Highlights
Total awarded827
Awards

The National Sports Awards is the collective name given to the six sports awards of Republic of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. They are presented by the President of India in the same ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan usually on 29th August each year along with the national adventure award. As of 2020, a total of eight hundred and twenty-seven individuals have been awarded the various National Sports Awards in Olympic sports. The four awards presented in Olympic sports are Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Award.[1]

First presented in the year 1961, a total of six hundred and twenty-nine individuals have been honoured with the Arjuna Award in Olympic sports for their "good performance at the international level" over the period of last four years, with twenty individuals being awarded for their lifetime contribution.[2] First presented in the year 1985, a total of hundred coaches have been honoured with the Dronacharya Award in Olympic sports for their "outstanding work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in international events" over the period of last four years, with thirty coaches being awarded in the lifetime contribution category.[3] First presented in the year 1994–1995, a total of thirty-one sportspersons have been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of India, in Olympic sports for their "most outstanding performance at the international level" over the period of last four years.[4] First presented in the year 2002, a total of sixty-seven retired sportspersons have been honoured with the Dhyan Chand Award, the lifetime achievement sporting honour of India, in Olympic sports for their "good performance at the international level and their continued contributions to the promotion of sports even after their career as a sportsperson is over."[5] Five awardees have been honoured posthumously including Sachin Nag, who was awarded Dhyan Chand Award posthumously in the year 2020 in the discipline of swimming.[1]

Recipients[edit]

Archery[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1981 Krishna Das Arjuna Award Female
1989 Shyam Lal Meena Arjuna Award Male
1991 Limba Ram Arjuna Award Male
1992 Sanjeeva Kumar Singh Arjuna Award Male
2005 Dola Banerjee Arjuna Award Female
2005 Tarundeep Rai Arjuna Award Male
2006 Jayanta Talukdar Arjuna Award Male
2009 Mangal Singh Champia Arjuna Award Male
2011 Rahul Banerjee Arjuna Award Male
2012 Deepika Kumari Arjuna Award Female
2012 Bombayla Devi Laishram Arjuna Award Female
2013 Chekrovolu Swuro Arjuna Award Female
2014 Abhishek Verma Arjuna Award Male
2015 Sandeep Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2016 Rajat Chauhan Arjuna Award Male
2017 V. J. Sureka Arjuna Award Female
2020 Atanu Das Arjuna Award Male
2018 Satyadev Prasad Dhyan Chand Award Male
2019 C. Lalremsanga Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Dharmendra Tiwary + Dronacharya Award Male
2007 Sanjeeva Kumar Singh Dronacharya Award Male
2013 Purnima Mahato Dronacharya Award Female

Athletics[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
   Template:Hash Indicates a posthumous honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 Bajarangi Prasad Arjuna Award Male
1966 Rima Dutta Arjuna Award Female
1967 Arun Shaw Arjuna Award Male
1969 Baidyanath Nath Arjuna Award Male
1971 Bhanwar Singh Arjuna Award Male
1973 Dhanvir Khatau Arjuna Award Male
1974 Manjari Bhargava Arjuna Award Female
1974 Avinash B. Sarang Arjuna Award Male
1975 Smita Desai Arjuna Award Female
1975 M. S. Rana Arjuna Award Male
1982 Persis Madan Arjuna Award Female
1983 Anita Sood Arjuna Award Male
1984 Khajan Singh Arjuna Award Male
1988 Wilson Cherian Arjuna Award Male
1990 Bula Choudhury Arjuna Award Female
1996 V. Kutraleeswaran Arjuna Award Male
1998 Bhanu Sachdeva Arjuna Award Male
1999 Nisha Millet Arjuna Award Female
2000 J. Abhijith Arjuna Award Male
2000 Sebastian Xavier Arjuna Award Male
2005 Shikha Tandon Arjuna Award Female
2010 Rehan Poncha Arjuna Award Male
2011 Virdhawal Khade Arjuna Award Male
2012 Sandeep Sejwal Arjuna Award Male
2011 Sushil Kohli Dhyan Chand Award Male
2014 K. P. Thakkar Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Sachin NagTemplate:Hash Dhyan Chand Award Male
2015 Nihar Ameen + Dronacharya Award Male
2016 S. Pradeep Kumar + Dronacharya Award Male

Badminton[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 Sarbjit Singh Arjuna Award Male
1967 Khushi Ram Arjuna Award Male
1968 Gurdial Singh Arjuna Award Male
1969 Hari Dutt Arjuna Award Male
1970 Gulam Abbas Moontasir Arjuna Award Male
1971 M. M. Singh Arjuna Award Male
1973 Surendra Kumar Kataria Arjuna Award Male
1974 Anil Kumar Punj Arjuna Award Male
1975 Hanuman Singh Arjuna Award Male
1977–1978 T. Vijayaraghava Arjuna Award Male
1979–1980 Om Prakash Arjuna Award Male
1982 Ajmer Singh Arjuna Award Male
1983 Suman Sharma Arjuna Award Female
1983 Radhey Shyam Arjuna Award Male
1999 Sajjan Singh Cheema + Arjuna Award Male
2001 Parmender Singh Arjuna Award Male
2014 Geethu Anna Jose Arjuna Award Female
2017 Prashanti Singh Arjuna Award Female
2020 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Arjuna Award Male
2002 Aparna Ghosh Dhyan Chand Award Female
2003 Ram Kumar Dhyan Chand Award Male

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1975 Amar Singh Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Minati Mahapatra Arjuna Award Female
1983 Armin R. Arthan Arjuna Award Female

Equestrian[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1973 Dafadar Md. Khan Arjuna Award Male
1976 H. S. Sodhi Arjuna Award Male
1982 Rupinder Singh Brar Arjuna Award Male
1982 Raghubir Singh Arjuna Award Male
1984 Ghulam Mohammed Khan Arjuna Award Male
1987 J. S. Ahluwalia Arjuna Award Male
1991 Adhiraj Singh Arjuna Award Male
2003 Rajesh Pattu Arjuna Award Male
2004 Deep Kumar Ahlawat Arjuna Award Male
2019 Fouaad Mirza Arjuna Award Male
2020 Sawant Ajay Anant Arjuna Award Male

Football[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 P. K. Banerjee Arjuna Award Male
1962 Tulsidas Balaram Arjuna Award Male
1963 Chuni Goswami Arjuna Award Male
1964 Jarnail Singh Arjuna Award Male
1965 Arun Lal Ghosh Arjuna Award Male
1966 Yousuf Khan Arjuna Award Male
1967 Peter Thangaraj Arjuna Award Male
1969 Inder Singh Arjuna Award Male
1970 Syed Nayeemuddin Arjuna Award Male
1971 C. P. Singh Arjuna Award Male
1973 Magan Singh Rajvi Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Gurdev Singh Gill Arjuna Award Male
1979–1980 Prasun Banerjee Arjuna Award Male
1980–1981 Mohammed Habib Arjuna Award Male
1981 Sudhir Karmakar Arjuna Award Male
1983 Shanti Mullick Arjuna Award Female
1989 Subrata Bhattacharya Arjuna Award Male
1997 Brahmanand Sankhwalkar Arjuna Award Male
1998 Bhaichung Bhutia Arjuna Award Male
2001 Bruno Coutinho Arjuna Award Male
2002 I. M. Vijayan Arjuna Award Male
2010 Deepak Mondal Arjuna Award Male
2011 Sunil Chhetri Arjuna Award Male
2016 Subrata Pal Arjuna Award Male
2017 Oinam Bembem Devi Arjuna Award Female
2019 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Arjuna Award Male
2020 Sandesh Jhingan Arjuna Award Male
2011 Shabbir Ali Dhyan Chand Award Male
2017 Syed Shahid Hakim Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu Dhyan Chand Award Male
1990 Syed Naeemuddin Dronacharya Award Male

Golf[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 P. G. Sethi Arjuna Award Male
1963 Ashok Malik Arjuna Award Male
1967 Raj Kumar Pitambar Arjuna Award Male
1972 Anjani N. Desai Arjuna Award Female
1973 Vikramjit Singh Arjuna Award Male
1975 S. K. Jamshed Arjuna Award Male
1977–1978 Sita Rawlley Arjuna Award Female
1982 Lakshman Singh Arjuna Award Male
1987 Nonita Lal Arjuna Award Female
1991 Ali Sher Arjuna Award Male
1996 Amit Luthra Arjuna Award Male
1997 Harmik Kahlon Arjuna Award Male
1999 Jeev Milkha Singh Arjuna Award Male
2002 Shiv Kapur Arjuna Award Male
2004 Jyoti Randhawa Arjuna Award Male
2007 Arjun Atwal Arjuna Award Male
2013 Gaganjeet Bhullar Arjuna Award Male
2014 Anirban Lahiri Arjuna Award Male
2017 Shiv Chawrasia Arjuna Award Male
2018 Shubhankar Sharma Arjuna Award Male
2020 Aditi Ashok Arjuna Award Female

Gymnastics[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2016 Dipa Karmakar Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
1961 Sham Lal Arjuna Award Male
1975 Mantu Debnath Arjuna Award Male
1985 Sunita Sharma Arjuna Award Female
1989 Krupali Patel Arjuna Award Female
2000 Kalpana Debnath + Arjuna Award Female
2011 Ashish Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2015 Dipa Karmakar Arjuna Award Female
2011 Devender Kumar Rathore Dronacharya Award Male
2016 Bishweshwar Nandi Dronacharya Award Male

Hockey[edit]

Judo[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1992 Sandeep Byala Arjuna Award Male
1993 Cawas Billimoria Arjuna Award Male
1996 Poonam Chopra Arjuna Award Female
1998 Narender Singh Arjuna Award Male
2003 Akram Shah Arjuna Award Male
2004 Angom Anita Chanu Arjuna Award Female
2007 Tombi Devi Arjuna Award Female
2012 Yashpal Solanki Arjuna Award Male
2014 Gurcharan Gogi + Dronacharya Award Male
2018 Jiwan Kumar Sharma + Dronacharya Award Male

Lawn Tennis[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1996–1997 Leander Paes Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
2015 Sania Mirza Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
1961 Ramanathan Krishnan Arjuna Award Male
1962 Naresh Kumar Arjuna Award Male
1966 Jaidip Mukerjea Arjuna Award Male
1967 Premjit Lall Arjuna Award Male
1974 Vijay Amritraj Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Nirupama Mankad Arjuna Award Female
1980–1981 Ramesh Krishnan Arjuna Award Male
1985 Anand Amritraj Arjuna Award Male
1990 Leander Paes Arjuna Award Male
1995 Mahesh Bhupathi Arjuna Award Male
1996 Gaurav Natekar Arjuna Award Male
1997 Asif Ismail Arjuna Award Male
2000 Akhtar Ali + Arjuna Award Male
2001 Sandeep Kirtane Arjuna Award Male
2004 Sania Mirza Arjuna Award Female
2011 Somdev Devvarman Arjuna Award Male
2017 Saketh Myneni Arjuna Award Male
2018 Rohan Bopanna Arjuna Award Male
2020 Divij Sharan Arjuna Award Male
2014 Zeeshan Ali Dhyan Chand Award Male
2015 Shiv Prakash Mishra Dhyan Chand Award Male
2019 Nitin Kirtane Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Nandan P. Bal Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Naresh Kumar + Dronacharya Award Male

Rowing[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1983 Parvin K. Uberoy Arjuna Award Male
1984 Mohd. Amin Naik Arjuna Award Male
1991 Dalvir Singh Arjuna Award Male
1994 R. S. Bhanwala Arjuna Award Male
1996 Surender Singh Waldia Arjuna Award Male
1999 Jagjit Singh Arjuna Award Male
2000 Surender Singh Kanwasi + Arjuna Award Male
2001 Kasam Khan Arjuna Award Male
2002 Inderpal Singh Arjuna Award Male
2004 Jenil Krishnan Arjuna Award Male
2007 Bajrang Lal Takhar Arjuna Award Male
2009 Satish Joshi Arjuna Award Male
2014 Saji Thomas Arjuna Award Male
2015 Sawarn Singh Arjuna Award Male
2020 Dattu Baban Bhokanal Arjuna Award Male
2003 Smita Shirole Yadav Dhyan Chand Award Female
2016 Rajendra Pralhad Shelke Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Manjeet Singh Dhyan Chand Award Male
2014 Jose Jacob + Dronacharya Award Male
2005 Ismail Baig Dronacharya Award Male

Shooting[edit]


Table Tennis[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2020 Manika Batra Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
1961 J. C. Vohra Arjuna Award Male
1964 Gautam R. Diwan Arjuna Award Male
1966 Usha Sunder Das Arjuna Award Female
1967 Faruk R. Khodaiji Arjuna Award Male
1969 Mir Khasim Ali Arjuna Award Male
1970 Gudalore Jagannath Arjuna Award Male
1971 Kaity Farookh Khodaiji Arjuna Award Female
1973 Niraj Ramkrishna Bajaj Arjuna Award Male
1976 Shailaja Salokhe Arjuna Award Female
1979–1980 Indu Puri Arjuna Award Female
1980–1981 Manjit Dua Arjuna Award Male
1982 Venugopal Chandrasekhar Arjuna Award Male
1985 Kamlesh Mehta Arjuna Award Male
1987 Monalisa Baruah Mehta Arjuna Award Female
1989 Niyati Shah Arjuna Award Female
1990 M. S. Walia Arjuna Award Male
1997 Chetan Baboor Arjuna Award Male
1998 Subramaniam Raman Arjuna Award Male
2002 Mantu Ghosh Arjuna Award Female
2004 Sharath Kamal Arjuna Award Male
2005 Soumyadeep Roy Arjuna Award Male
2006 Subhajit Saha Arjuna Award Male
2009 Poulomi Ghatak Arjuna Award Female
2013 Mouma Das Arjuna Award Female
2016 Soumyajit Ghosh Arjuna Award Male
2017 Anthony Amalraj Arjuna Award Male
2018 Manika Batra Arjuna Award Female
2018 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Arjuna Award Male
2019 Harmeet Desai Arjuna Award Male
2020 Madhurika Patkar Arjuna Award Female
2019 Arup Basak Dhyan Chand Award Male
2012 Bhawani Mukherjee + Dronacharya Award Male
2018 A. Srinivasa Rao Dronacharya Award Male
2019 Sandip Gupta Dronacharya Award Male

Volleyball[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 A. Palanisamy Arjuna Award Male
1962 Nripjit Singh Bedi Arjuna Award Male
1972 Balwant Singh Arjuna Award Male
1973 G. Mulilini Reddy Arjuna Award Female
1974 M. Syamsunder Rao Arjuna Award Male
1975 K. C. Elamma Arjuna Award Female
1975 Ranvir Singh Arjuna Award Male
1976 Jimmy George Arjuna Award Male
1977–1978 A. Ramana Rao Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Kutty Krishnan Arjuna Award Male
1979–1980 Suresh Kumar Mishra Arjuna Award Male
1982 G. E. Sridharan Arjuna Award Male
1983 R. K. Purohit Arjuna Award Female
1984 Saly Joseph Arjuna Award Female
1986 Cyril C. Valloor Arjuna Award Male
1989 Abdul Basith Arjuna Award Male
1990 Dalel Singh Ror Arjuna Award Male
1991 K. Udayakumar Arjuna Award Male
1999 Sukhpal Singh Arjuna Award Male
2000 P. V. Ramana + Arjuna Award Male
2001 Amir Singh Arjuna Award Male
2002 Ravikant Reddy Arjuna Award Male
2010 K. J. Kapil Dev Arjuna Award Male
2011 Sanjay Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2014 Tom Joseph Arjuna Award Male
2003 Om Prakash Dhyan Chand Award Male
2015 T. P. Padmanabhan Nair Dhyan Chand Award Male
1990 A. Ramana Rao Dronacharya Award Male
1995 Shyam Sunder Rao Dronacharya Award Male
2007 G. E. Sridharan Dronacharya Award Male

Weightlifting[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1994–1995 Karnam Malleswari Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
1995–1996 Nameirakpam Kunjarani Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
2018 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Female
1961 A. N. Ghosh Arjuna Award Male
1962 L. K. Dass Arjuna Award Male
1963 Kamineni Eswara Rao Arjuna Award Male
1965 Balbir Singh Bhatia Arjuna Award Male
1966 Mohon Lal Ghosh Arjuna Award Male
1967 Savarimuthu John Cabriel Arjuna Award Male
1970 Arun Kumar Dass Arjuna Award Male
1971 Shyamlal Salwan Arjuna Award Male
1972 Anil Kumar Mandal Arjuna Award Male
1974 S. Vellaiswamy Arjuna Award Male
1975 Dalbir Singh Arjuna Award Male
1976 K. Balamuruganandam Arjuna Award Male
1977–1978 M. T. Selvan Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Ekambaram Karunakaran Arjuna Award Male
1981 Bijaya Kumar Satpathy Arjuna Award Male
1982 Tara Singh Arjuna Award Male
1983 Vispy K. Daroga Arjuna Award Male
1985 Mehar Chand Bhaskar Arjuna Award Male
1986 Jagmohan Sapra Arjuna Award Male
1987 G. Devan Arjuna Award Male
1989 Jyotsna Dutta Arjuna Award Female
1990 R. Chandra Arjuna Award Male
1990 Kunjarani Devi Arjuna Award Female
1991 Chhaya Adak Arjuna Award Female
1993 Bharati Singh Arjuna Award Female
1994 Karnam Malleswari Arjuna Award Male
1997 N. Laxmi Arjuna Award Female
1997 Paramjit Sharma Arjuna Award Male
1998 Satheesha Rai Arjuna Award Male
1999 Dalbir Singh Arjuna Award Male
2000 Sanamacha Chanu Arjuna Award Female
2002 Thandava Murthy Muthu Arjuna Award Male
2006 Geeta Rani Arjuna Award Female
2011 Katulu Ravi Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2012 Ngangbam Soniya Chanu Arjuna Award Female
2014 Renu Bala Chanu Arjuna Award Female
2015 Sathish Sivalingam Arjuna Award Male
2010 Anita Chanu Dhyan Chand Award Female
1996 Pal Singh Sandhu Dronacharya Award Male
1999 Ajay Kumar Sirohi Dronacharya Award Male
2000 Hansa Sharma Dronacharya Award Female
2018 Vijay Sharma Dronacharya Award Male

Winter Sports[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2020 Shiva Keshavan Arjuna Award Male

Wrestling[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees (1991–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 July 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  2. "Revised Scheme of Arjuna Award" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). 7 September 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  3. "Scheme for Dronacharya Award For Outstanding Coaches In Sports And Games (Amended as on 3 February 2016)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 3 February 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 January 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
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  5. "Scheme for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games (Amended as on 3 February 2016)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 3 February 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

External links[edit]

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