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History of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards

This is the most prestigious award in the field of sports in India. Viswanathan Anand (Chess) was the first recipient of the award.

History of Arjuna Awards

Before Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards was the most prestigious award for a sports person in India. Instituted in 1961, the award acknowledges the outstanding performances of Indian sports persons.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards was instituted in 1991-92. Viswanathan Anand (Chess) was the first awardee. There has been 34 awardees till 2017. Joint winners have been announced on 5 occasions. In 2016 the award was shared by maximum four sportsperson. In 1993-94 and 2014 the award was not conferred on anyone. Shooting event has […]

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