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Sports Minister Of India 2019 | From Mamata Banerjee to Kiren Rijiju

India has a significant history in the field of sports. Then may it be the country’s dominance in Olympics hockey, the 1983 Cricket World Cup triumph, or the 2018 Mary Kom’s record 6th World Championships gold medal – India has seen defining sports moments. However, as much as it is the athletes’ efforts, the government’s decisions and policies also play an important role in the creation of such memories. We may know names of athletes who brought us the glory but do can we recall names of the Sports Minister of India during that duration? The Sports Minister of India is basically the cabinet member who is appointed as the head of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Here are the top 10 Sports Minister of India:

11
Mamata Banerjee (1991 to 1993)

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credits: Indian.com

10
Uma Bharti (7 November 2000 to 25 August 2002)

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credits: Awaaz Nation

9
Sunil Dutt (2004 to 2005)

Credits: Wikimedia Common

8
Mani Shankar Aiyar (2005 to 2008)

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credits: Livemint

7
M.S. Gill (May 2009 to January 2011)

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Credits: Getty Images

6
Ajay Maken (January 2011 to October 2012)

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Credits: Twitter

5
Jitendra Singh (October 2012 to May 2014)

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Credits: India Today

4
Sarbananda Sonowal (May 2014 to May 2016)

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credits: India Today

3
Vijay Goel (July 2016 to September 2017)

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Credits: Wikipedia

2
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (September 2017 to May 2019)

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credits: News18

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Kiren Rijiju (June 2019 – Present)

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credits: India Today
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Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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