Former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award said the Sports Ministry today while announcing the winners of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards. While the Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime contribution to sports development will be awarded to Bhupender Singh (Athletics), Syed Shahid Hakim (Football) and Sumarai Tete (Hockey). The Dronacharya Award will be awarded to Late Dr. R. Gandhi (athletics), Heera Nand Kataria (Kabaddi), G.S.S.V. Prasad (Badminton) (lifetime), Brij Bhushan Mohanty (Boxing) (lifetime), P.A. Raphel (Hockey) (lifetime), Sanjoy Chakraverthy (Shooting) (lifetime) and Roshan Lal (Wrestling) (lifetime).
A list of Arjuna awards winners 1. V.J. Surekha (Archery)2. Khushbir Kaur (Athletics)3. Arokia Rajiv (Athletics)4. Prasanthi Singh (Basketball)5. Laishram Debendro Singh (Boxing)6. Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket)7. Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket)8. Oinam Bembem Devi (Football)9. S.S.P. Chawrasia (Golf)10. S.V. Sunil (Hockey)11. Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi)12. P. N. Prakash (Shooting)13. A. Amalraj (Table Tennis)14. Saketh Myneni (Tennis)15. Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling)16. Mariyappan (Para-Athlete)17. Varun Singh Bhati (Para-Athlete).