SP Misra, TPP Nair, Romeo James named for Dhyan Chand honour

The selection committee on Monday recommended former India volleyball captain TPP Nair, Davis Cup captain SP Misra and hockey goalkeeper Romeo James for this year's Dhyan Chand award.

Updated: Aug 18, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

New Delhi: The selection committee on Monday recommended former India volleyball captain TPP Nair, Davis Cup captain SP Misra and hockey goalkeeper Romeo James for this year's Dhyan Chand award.

The committee, headed by ex-India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal, shortlisted these three out of 60 applicants.

It is India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The award is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand.

Misra is still associated with tennis and is the incumbent chairman of the current All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee.

MC Muthiah (multiple decathlon National champion) and Jai Prakash Kangar (1984 Olympian wrestler) are among the prominent names that have missed out on the award.