Khel Ratna

We are proud of you, Hitman: BCCI congratulates Rohit Sharma on being conferred with Khel Ratna

The awardees will receive their awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2020.

Aug 22, 2020, 16:33 PM IST

Khel Ratna added responsibility to continue performing well: Table Tennis star Manika Batra

Manika had a successful 2018 when she won gold in the Commonwealth Games and bronze in the Asian Games.

Aug 21, 2020, 23:55 PM IST

National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Manika Batra and three others to be conferred with Khel Ratna Award

The awardees will receive their awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2020.

Aug 21, 2020, 19:20 PM IST

Pullela Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

On June 2, BAI had recommended Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award, leaving out Prannoy which prompted the shuttler to express his displeasure on Twitter.

Jun 21, 2020, 16:21 PM IST

Vinesh Phogat to be recommended for Khel Ratna by WFI

This will be the second consecutive time that the 25-year-old would be recommended for the award.

May 31, 2020, 16:50 PM IST

National Sports Awards 2019: Deepa Malik, Bajrang Punia to be conferred with Khel Ratna

Khel Ratna is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.

Aug 20, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Dutee Chand's nomination for Arjuna award, Harbhajan's for Khel Ratna rejected

"Ministry has asked Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to give the order of ranking for given nominations and she stands at fifth. So her nomination was rejected," a source in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) told ANI.

Jul 28, 2019, 00:20 AM IST

Boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Bidhuri nominated for Arjuna award

Other boxers who will be in contention but have not been recommended by BFI are former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather and former CWG bronze-winner Pinki Rani. 

Apr 30, 2019, 18:42 PM IST

Shooters Heena Sidhu, Ankur Mittal recommended for Khel Ratna

Sidhu also won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event of the 2017 World Cup in New Delhi and silver in the 2009 and 2014 editions of the marquee event.

Apr 29, 2019, 16:43 PM IST

Virat Kohli shares an adorable post for Anushka Sharma after Khel Ratna award

The cricketer's post for the 'Pari' actress is winning the Internet.

Sep 26, 2018, 19:23 PM IST

Virat Kohli scores 'zero' but gets Khel Ratna, Bajrang Punia with 80 points rejected

Kohli did not score any point as there is no criteria for cricket, which is not an Olympic sport. Selection of cricketers for the award thus often lead to a controversy.

Sep 21, 2018, 09:54 AM IST

BCCI nominates Virat Kohli for Khel Ratna, Rahul Dravid for Dronacharya award

Dravid has been nominated for successfully guiding the India U-19 team to World Cup title early this year. Under his guidance, the Colts batch of 2016 played the finals. He has worked with India A team also and is the bridge between international and junior cricket.

Apr 26, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

Khel Ratna Devendra Jhajharia urges state governments to do more

Jhajharia received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan along with Sardar Singh, who became only the second hockey player to get the prestigious Khel Ratna on the National Sports Day.

Aug 29, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

The Committee, to be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar, will meet on August 3 to select this year's awardees.

Jul 27, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

After Rio Olympics heartbreak, Jitu Rai shoots silver at World Cup in Italy

The Khel Ratna awardee shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China's Wei Pang at Bologna.

Oct 06, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

Finally! Paralympic medallists to get equal treatment, to be considered for Khel Ratna

India have won four medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Sep 18, 2016, 20:33 PM IST

What Shobhaa De said was wrong, responded to her tweet with actions: Rio Olympics hero Sakshi Malik

Sakshi, along with shuttler PV Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai were honoured with the country's highest sporting award, Khel Ratna on August 29.

Aug 31, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna award

President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the Khel Ratna to PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Jitu Rai and Dipa Karmakar on the occasion of National Sports Day.

Aug 29, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

Produnova can't be called a death vault: Dipa Karmakar

Popularly known as the 'Vault of Death', the best of gymnasts hesitate in attempting the Produnova but not Dipa.

Aug 20, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Sakshi Malik all set to get Khel Ratna for her Olympic medal

Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik is all set to be conferred with country's highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award as per policy decision by the government.

Aug 18, 2016, 18:45 PM IST