Dhyan Chand Award

Dhyan Chand Award is India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games.[1] The award is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The award was initiated in 2002.[1] The award carries a cash prize of INR 5 lakh (500,000 rupees), a statuette,ceremonial dress and a scroll of honour.

In August 2011, 3 individuals were award the Dhyan Chand: Shabbir Ali (Football), Sushil Kohli (Swimming), and Rajkumar (Wrestling).[2]

Complete list of awardees

S.No Name Awarded Sports/Games
1. Aparna Ghosh 2002 Basketball
2. Ashok Diwan 2002 Hockey
3. Shahuraj Birajdar 2002 Boxing
4. Charles Cornelius 2003 Hockey
5. Dharm Singh Maan 2003 Hockey
6. Om Prakash 2003 Volleyball
7. Ram Kumar 2003 Basketball
8. Smita Yadav 2003 Rowing
9. Hardyal Singh 2004 Hockey
10. Labh Singh 2004 Athletics
11. Mehendale Parshuram 2004 Athletics
12. Manoj Kothari 2005 Billiards and Snooker
13. Maruti Mane 2005 Wrestling
14. Rajinder Singh 2005 Hockey
15. Harishchandra Birajdar 2006 Wrestling
16. Nandy Singh 2006 Hockey
17. Uday Prabhu 2006 Athletics
18. Rajendra Singh 2007 Wrestling
19. Shamsher Singh 2007 Kabaddi
20. Varinder Singh 2007 Hockey
21. Gian Singh 2008 Wrestling
22. Hakam Singh 2008 Athletics
23. Mukhbain Singh 2008 Hockey
24. Ishar Singh Deol 2009 Athletics
25. Satbir Singh Dahya 2009 Wrestling
26. Satish Pillai 2010 Athletics
27. Anita Chanu 2010 Weightlifting
28. Kuldeep Singh 2010 Wrestling
29. Shabbir Ali 2011 Football
30. Sushil Kohli 2011 Swimming
31. Rajkumar 2011 Wrestling

References

  1. ^ a b Dhyan Chand Award pare from the website of India's Minister for Youth & Sport; retrieved 2011-08-23.
  2. ^ Gagan Narang confirmed for Khel Ratna award, published by the Press Trust of India on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-23.



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