List of National Sports Award recipients in non-Olympic sports

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National Sports Awards in non-Olympic sports
Various civilian awards for contributions to Sports (Individual/Team)
The President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Arjuna Award to Koneru Humpy (Chess) in New Delhi on September 21, 2004.jpg
Sponsored byGovernment of India
LocationRashtrapati Bhavan
CountryRepublic of India
Presented byPresident of India
First awarded1961
Last awarded2020
Highlights
Total awarded266
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 29 August each year along with the national adventure award. As of 2020, a total of two hundred and sixty-six individuals have been awarded the various National Sports Awards in non-Olympic sports. The four awards presented in non-Olympic sports are Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Award.[1]

First presented in the year 1961, a total of two hundred and twenty-nine individuals (including one group award to twenty individuals) have been honoured with the Arjuna Award in non-Olympic sports for their "good performance at the international level" over the period of last four years, with two individuals being awarded for their lifetime contribution.[2] First presented in the year 1986, a total of twenty-five coaches have been honoured with the Dronacharya Award in non-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 four coaches being awarded in the lifetime contribution category.[3] First presented in the year 1991–1992, a total of nine sportspersons have been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of India, in non-Olympic sports for their "most outstanding performance at the international level" over the period of last four years.[4] First presented in the year 2005, a total of three retired sportspersons have been honoured with the Dhyan Chand Award, the lifetime achievement sporting honour of India, in non-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] One awardee Kelly Subbanand Rao was honoured Arjuna Award posthumously in the year 1996 in the discipline of yachting.[1]

Recipients[edit]

Adventure Sports[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1985 Gulshan Rai Arjuna Award Male
1986 Arti Pradhan Arjuna Award Male
1986 K. S. Rao Arjuna Award Male

Ball Badminton[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1970 J. Pitchayya Arjuna Award Male
1972 Jayamma Srinivasan Arjuna Award Female
1973 A. Kareem Arjuna Award Male
1975 L. A. Iqbal Arjuna Award Male
1976 A. Sam Christ Das Arjuna Award Male
1984 D. Rajaraman Arjuna Award Male

Billiards & Snooker[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1992–1993 Geet Sethi Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
2005 Pankaj Advani Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
1962 Wilson Jones Arjuna Award Male
1970 Michael Ferreira Arjuna Award Male
1972 Satish Kumar Mohan Arjuna Award Male
1973 Shyam Shroff Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 Arvind Savur Arjuna Award Male
1983 Subhash Agarwal Arjuna Award Male
1984 Omprakesh Agrawal Arjuna Award Male
1985 Geet Sethi Arjuna Award Male
1989 Yasin Merchant Arjuna Award Male
1997 Ashok Harishankar Shandilya Arjuna Award Male
2001 Devender Sreekant Joshi Arjuna Award Male
2002 Alok Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2003 Pankaj Advani Arjuna Award Male
2005 Anuja Thakur Arjuna Award Female
2012 Aditya Mehta Arjuna Award Male
2013 Rupesh Shah Arjuna Award Male
2016 Sourav Kothari Arjuna Award Male
2005 Manoj Kumar Kothari Dhyan Chand Award Male
1996 Wilson Jones Dronacharya Award Male
2001 Michael Ferreira Dronacharya Award Male
2004 Arvind Savur Dronacharya Award Male
2010 Subhash Agarwal Dronacharya Award Male

Bodybuilding[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1978–1979 Monotosh Roy Arjuna Award Male
1979–1980 Sunil Kumar Patra Arjuna Award Male
1986 Premchand Degra Arjuna Award Male
1998 T. V. Pauly Arjuna Award Male
2019 S. Bhaskaran Arjuna Award Male

Carrom[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1996 A. Maria Irudayam Arjuna Award Male

Chess[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1991–1992 Viswanathan Anand Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
1961 Manuel Aaron Arjuna Award Male
1980–1981 Rohini Khadilkar Arjuna Award Female
1983 Dibyendu Barua Arjuna Award Male
1984 Pravin Thipsay Arjuna Award Male
1985 Viswanathan Anand Arjuna Award Male
1987 Devaki Prasad Arjuna Award Male
1987 Bhagyashree Thipsay Arjuna Award Female
1990 Anupama Gokhale Arjuna Award Female
2000 Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi Arjuna Award Female
2002 Krishnan Sasikiran Arjuna Award Male
2003 Koneru Humpy Arjuna Award Female
2005 Surya Shekhar Ganguly Arjuna Award Male
2006 Pentala Harikrishna Arjuna Award Male
2007 Harika Dronavalli Arjuna Award Female
2009 Tania Sachdev Arjuna Award Female
2010 Parimarjan Negi Arjuna Award Male
2013 Abhijeet Gupta Arjuna Award Male
1986 Raghunandan Vasant Gokhle Dronacharya Award Male
2006 Koneru Ashok Dronacharya Award Male

Cricket[edit]

Kabaddi[edit]

Key
   + Indicates a Lifetime contribution honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1972 S. M. Shetty Arjuna Award Male
1973 Bhola Nath Guin Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 S. P. Khatavkar Arjuna Award Female
1980–1981 Shantaram Jadhav Arjuna Award Male
1981 Monika Nath Arjuna Award Female
1983 Maya Kashinath Arjuna Award Female
1986 Rama Sarkar Arjuna Award Female
1990 Hardeep Singh Arjuna Award Male
1994 Subbiah Rajaratnam Arjuna Award Male
1994 Ashok D. Shinde Arjuna Award Male
1995 P. Ganesan Arjuna Award Male
1996 Shriram Bhavsar Arjuna Award Male
1996 Neta Moreshwar Dadwe Arjuna Award Female
1997 Randhir Singh Arjuna Award Male
1998 Ashan Kumar Arjuna Award Male
1998 Biswajit Palit Arjuna Award Male
1999 Tirath Raj + Arjuna Award Male
1999 Balwinder Singh + Arjuna Award Male
2000 C. Honappa Arjuna Award Male
2001 B. C. Ramesh Arjuna Award Male
2002 Ram Mehar Singh Arjuna Award Male
2003 Sanjeev Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2004 Sunder Singh Arjuna Award Male
2005 Ramesh Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2006 Navneet Gautam Arjuna Award Male
2009 Pankaj Navnath Shirsat Arjuna Award Male
2010 Dinesh Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2011 Rakesh Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2011 Tejaswini Bai V. Arjuna Award Female
2012 Anup Kumar Arjuna Award Male
2014 Mamatha Poojary Arjuna Award Female
2015 Manjeet Chhillar Arjuna Award Male
2015 Abhilasha Mhatre Arjuna Award Female
2017 Jasvir Singh Arjuna Award Male
2019 Ajay Thakur Arjuna Award Male
2020 Deepak Niwas Hooda Arjuna Award Male
2007 Shamsher Singh Dhyan Chand Award Male
2020 Manpreet Singh Dhyan Chand Award Male
2019 Rambir Singh Khokar + Dronacharya Award Male
2020 Krishan Kumar Hooda + Dronacharya Award Male
2002 E. Prasad Rao Dronacharya Award Male
2005 Balwan Singh Dronacharya Award Male
2012 Sunil Dabas Dronacharya Award Female
2017 Heera Nand Kataria Dronacharya Award Male

Kho Kho[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1970 Sudhir B. Parab Arjuna Award Male
1971 Achala Suberao Devra Arjuna Award Male
1973 Bhavna H. Parikh Arjuna Award Female
1974 N. C. Sarolkar Arjuna Award Female
1975 Shreerang J. Inamdar Arjuna Award Male
1975 Usha Vasant Nagarkar Arjuna Award Female
1976 S. R. Dharwadkar Arjuna Award Male
1981 Sushma Sarolkar Arjuna Award Female
1981 H. M. Takalkar Arjuna Award Male
1983 Veena Narayan Parab Arjuna Award Female
1984 S. Prakash Arjuna Award Male
1985 S. B. Kulkarni Arjuna Award Female
1998 Shobha Narayan Arjuna Award Female
2020 Kale Sarika Sudhakar Arjuna Award Female
2000 Gopal Purushottam Phadke Dronacharya Award Male

Mallakhamb[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2020 Yogesh Malviya Dronacharya Award Male

Motor Sports[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2019 Gaurav Gill Arjuna Award Male

Mountaineering[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1965 H. P. S. Ahluwalia Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Harsh Vardhan Bahuguna Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 C. Balakrishanan Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 G. S. Bhangu Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 A. K. Chakravarty Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Avtar Singh Cheema Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Nawang Gombu Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Sonam Gyatso Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 J. C. Joshi Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Ang Kami Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Mohan Singh Kohli Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Narendra Kumar Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Mulkh Raj Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 B. N. Rana Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Harish Chandra Singh Rawat Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 B. P. Singh Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Gurdial Singh Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 D. V. Telang Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Chandra Prakash Vohra Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1965 Sonam Wangyal Arjuna Award (Group) Male
1981 Chandraprabha Aitwal Arjuna Award Female
1981 Harshwanti Bisht Arjuna Award Female
1981 B. S. Sandhu Arjuna Award Male
1981 Rekha Sharma Arjuna Award Female
1984 D. K. Khullar Arjuna Award Male
1984 Bachendri Pal Arjuna Award Male
1985 Phu Dorjee Arjuna Award Male

Polo[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 Prem Singh Arjuna Award Male
1963 Kishen Singh Arjuna Award Male
1964 Hanut Singh Arjuna Award Male
1975 V. P. Singh Arjuna Award Male
1983 R. S. Sodhi Arjuna Award Male
1987 Kuldeep Singh Garcha Arjuna Award Male
2012 Samir Suhag Arjuna Award Male
2018 Ravi Rathore Arjuna Award Male
2019 Simran Singh Shergill Arjuna Award Male

Powerlifting[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1978–1979 Shubrata Dutta Arjuna Award Male
1984 P. J. Joseph Arjuna Award Male
1988 P. K. Yeshodhra Arjuna Award Male
1992 E. S. Bhaskaran Arjuna Award Male
2000 Bhupender Dhawan Dronacharya Award Male

Roller Skating[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1987 Naman Virendra Parekh Arjuna Award Male
2015 Anup Kumar Yama Arjuna Award Male

Squash[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1961 K. S. Jain Arjuna Award Male
1969 Anil Nayar Arjuna Award Male
1979–1980 Rajkumar Manchanda Arjuna Award Male
1982 Bhuvneshwari Kumari Arjuna Award Female
1990 M. R. Dharuvala Arjuna Award Male
1997 Misha Grewal Arjuna Award Female
2006 Saurav Ghosal Arjuna Award Male
2012 Dipika Pallikal Arjuna Award Female
2013 Joshna Chinappa Arjuna Award Female
2014 Anaka Alankamony Arjuna Award Female
2004 Cyrus Poncha Dronacharya Award Male

Wushu[edit]

List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
2011 W. Sandhyarani Devi Arjuna Award Female
2012 M. Bimoljit Singh Arjuna Award Male
2015 Y. Sanathoi Devi Arjuna Award Female
2018 Pooja Kadian Arjuna Award Female
2020 Kuldeep Handoo Dronacharya Award Male

Yachting[edit]

Key
   Template:Hash Indicates a posthumous honour
List of National Sports award recipients, showing the year, award, and gender[1]
Year Recipient Award Gender
1993–1994 Pushpendra Kumar Garg Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
1993–1994 Homi Motivala Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Male
1970 S. J. Contractor Arjuna Award Male
1973 Afsar Hussain Arjuna Award Male
1978–1979 S. K. Mongia Arjuna Award Male
1981 Zarir Karanjia Arjuna Award Male
1982 Farokh Tarapore Arjuna Award Male
1982 Fali Unwalla Arjuna Award Male
1982 Jeeje Unwalla Arjuna Award Male
1986 Dhruv Bhandari Arjuna Award Male
1987 C. S. Pradipak Arjuna Award Male
1990 Pushpendra Kumar Garg Arjuna Award Male
1993 Homi Motivala Arjuna Award Male
1996 Kelly Subbanand RaoTemplate:Hash Arjuna Award Male
1999 Aashim Mongia Arjuna Award Male
2001 Mahesh Ramchandran Arjuna Award Male
2002 Nitin Mongia Arjuna Award Male
2009 Girdhari Lal Yadav Arjuna Award Male
2010 Rajesh Chaudhary Arjuna Award Male
2002 Homi Motivala Dronacharya Award Male

References[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 1.17 1.18 "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.
  4. "Scheme for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 23 February 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  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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