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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest sports award in the republic of India and is awarded by the ministry of youth affairs and sports, Govt. of India.  The award is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The award was started from 1991-1992 in the name of former Prime minister of India Sh. Rajiv Gandhi (1984-1989). This award is awarded to sportspersons on the basis of their performances at international or national levels yearly.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna winners:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Chess:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Viswanathan Anand
1991-1992

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards
Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand is the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. 
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Hockey:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Dhanraj Pillay(Men)
1999-2000
2
3
Sardara Singh(Men)
Ms. Rani
2017
2020
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Billiards:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Geet Sethi
1992-1993
2
Pankaj Advani
2005

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards
Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani
is the only player to win an award in two sports category Billiards & snooker.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Wrestling:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Sushil Kumar
2009
2
Yogeshwar Dutt
2012
3
4
Sakshi Malik
Ms. Vinesh
2016
2020
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Cricket:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Sachin Tendulkar
1997-1998
2
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
2007
3
4
Virat Kholi
Rohit Sharma
2018
2020
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Athletics:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
1998-1999
2
K.M. Beenamol
2002
3
Anju Bobby Geroge
2003
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Shooting:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Abhinav Bindra
2001
2
Anjali Bhagwat
2002
3
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
2004
4
Manavjit Singh Sandhu
2006
5
Gagan Narang
2011
6
Vijay Kumar
2012
7
Ronjan Sodhi
2013
8
Jitu rai
2016
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards
Abhinav Bindra
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Abhinav Bindra is the youngest sportsperson who received this award at the age of 18 years.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Boxing:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Mary Kom
2009
2
Vijender Singh
2009
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Yachting:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Homi Motivala
1993-1994
2
Pushpendra kumar Garg
1993-1994
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Paralympic Athletics:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Devendra Jhajharia
2017
2
3
Deepa Malik
Mariyappan T.
2019
2020
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Tennis
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Leander Paes
1996-1997
2
Sania Mirza
2015
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for weightlifting:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Karanam Malleswari
1994-1995
2
Nameirakpam Kunjarani
1995-1996
3.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
2018
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Badminton:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
year
1
Pullela Gopichand
2000-2001
2
Sania Nehwal
2013
3
P.V. Sindhu
2016
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Freestyle Wrestling
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Bajrang Punia
2019
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards for Gymnastics:
Sr. No.
Player’s Name
Year
1
Dipa Karmarkar
2016

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Awards for Table Tennis:

Sr. No.

Player’s Name

Year

1

Manika Batra

2020


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