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Complete list of Khel Ratna | Arjun Award | Padma Shri | and Dronacharya Awardees 2021

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Being a sportsperson is indeed a tough job, but once an athlete starts climbing the ladder of success, then there’s no end to it. Athletes around the world play for many factors, keeping aside money, they play for recognition and fame. Hence in order to give a token of credit to these athletes, every year National awards are presented to commemorate and honour sporting prowess. Here’s the list of all the awards that are given to athletes and coaches, who made our country proud.

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List of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

It is granted for a sports person’s most remarkable contribution in the field of sporting events over the past four years.

S.no  Name of the Sportsperson Sports 
1. Neeraj Chopra Athletics
2. Ravi Kumar Wrestling
3. Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
4. Sreejesh P.R Hockey
5. Avani Lekhara Para Shooting
6. Sumit Antil Para Athletics
7. Pramod Bhagat Para Badminton
8. Krishna Nagar Para-Badminton
9. Manish Narwal Para Shooting
10. Mithali Raj Cricket
11. Sunil Chhetri Football
12. Manpreet Singh Hockey

List of Arjun Awards 

It is granted in recognition of exceptional performance over the previous four years.

S.no  Name of the Sportsperson Sports 
1. Arpinder Singh Athletics
2. Simranjit Kaur Boxing
3. Shikhar Dhawan Cricket
4. CA Bhavani Devi Fencing
5. Monika Hockey
6. Vandana Katariya Hockey
7. Sandeep Narwal Kabaddi
9. Himani UttamParab Mallakhamb
10. Abhishek Verma Shooting
11. Ankita Raina Tennis
12. Deepak Punia Wrestling
13. Dilpreet Singh Hockey
14. Harman Preet Singh Hockey
15. Rupinder Pal Singh Hockey
16. Surender Kumar Hockey
17. Amit Rohidas Hockey
18. Birendra Lakra Hockey
19. Sumit Hockey
20. Nilakanta Sharma Hockey
21. Hardik Singh Hockey
22. Vivek Sagar Prasad Hockey
23. Gurjant Singh Hockey
24. Mandeep Singh Hockey
25. Shamsher Singh Hockey
26. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Hockey
27. Varun Kumar Hockey
28. Simranjeet Singh Hockey
29. Yogesh Nathuniya Para Athletics
30. Nishad Kumar Para Athletics
31. Praveen Kumar  Para Athletics
32. Suhas Yathiraj Para Badminton
33. SinghrajAdhana Para Shooting
34. Bhavina Patel Para Table Tennis
35. Harvinder Singh Para Archery
36. Sharad Kumar Para Athletics

List of Padma Shri

Padma Shri, often spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian honor in the Union of India, following the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, and Padma Bhushan.

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S.no  Player  State Sport 
1. P. Anitha Tamil Nadu Basketball
2. Mouma Das West Bengal Table Tennis 
3. Madhavan Nambiar Kerala Athletics: Coach 
4. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh Uttar Pradesh Track and Field
5. Virender Singh Haryana Wrestler
6. K. Y. Venkatesh Karnataka Para athlete 
7. Anshu Jamsenpa Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineer

List of Dronacharya Awards Winners 2021

It is given to coaches who consistently perform excellent and honorable work.

Life-Time Category

Name of the Coach Discipline
T. P. Ouseph Athletics
SarkarTalwar Cricket
Sarpal Singh Hockey
Ashan Kumar Kabaddi
Tapan Kumar Panigrahi Swimming

Regular Category

Name of the Coach Discipline
Radhakrishnan Nair P Athletics
SandhyaGurung Boxing
Pritam Siwach Hockey
Jai PrakashNautiyal Para Shooting
Subramanian Raman Table Tennis

List of  Dhyan Chand Award Winners 2021

Name Discipline
Lekha K.C. Boxing
Abhijit Kunte Chess
Davinder Singh Garcha Hockey
Vikas Kumar Kabaddi
Sajjan Singh Wrestling


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Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.

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