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List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners 2020

Rohit Sharma and decorated woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat were among the four athletes recommended  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2020.

The other two sportspersons recommended for the prestigious award by a 12-member selection committee of the Sports Ministry are woman paddler Manika Batra and Rio Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariappan Thangavelu. This is only the second time that four athletes have been recommended for the top sporting accolade.

The Ministry of Sports, Govt of India announce many sports awards like Arjuna Award, Eklavya Award, Major Dhyana Chand Award, Dronacharya Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. 

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India.
The winner of the Khel Ratna Award gets a reward of 7.5 lac rupees. This award is given annually to those sportspersons who make the country proud at international events.

 Winners of 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award are;

 Winners of 2019 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award are;

 Winner of 2020 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is;

List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners 2020

       Player Name  



 1. Viswanathan Anand



 2. Geet Sethi  



 3. Homi de Motivala and PK Garg



 4. Karnam Malleswari



 5. Kunjurani Devi and Leander Paes

 Weightlifting, Lawn Tennis


 6. Sachin Tendulkar



 7. Jyotirmoyee Sikandar



 8. Dhanraj Pillai



 9. Pullela Gopichand



 10. Abhinav Bindra



 11. Anjali Bhagwat and K. M. Binamol

 Shooting, Athletics


 12. Anju Bobby George



 13. Rajya Vardhan ,Singh Rathore



 14. Pankaj Advani

 Billiards and Snooker


 15. Manavjit Singh Sandhu



 16. Mahendra Singh Dhoni



 17. M.C. Marikom, Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar

 Boxing, Boxing, Wrestling


 18. Saina Nehwal



 19. Gagan Narang



 20. Vijay Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt

 Shooting, Wrestling


 21. Ranjan Sodhi



 22. Sania Mirza

 Lawn Tennis


 23. P. V. Sindhu, Deepa Kamikar, Sakshi Bhai and Jitu Rai

 Badminton, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Shooting


 24. Devendra Jhajaria, Sardar Singh

 Javelin throw, Hockey


 25. Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu  Cricket, Weightlifting  2018

26. Bajrang Punia

Deepa Malik




27. Rohit Sharma (nominated)



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Some interesting facts about Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award are:

1. It is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India.

2. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

3. This award was instituted in 1991-92.

4. Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of this award.

5. From 1992 to 2019, 36 sportsmen got this award.

6. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award can be given a maximum of three persons in a year.

7. Rohit Sharma will only be the fourth cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, just retired M.S. Dhoni, and Virat Kohli, ato be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

So this was the complete list of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners. This Khel Ratna list is very important for various competitive exams.  

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