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National Sports Award: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018 Details, Winners List

 

 

National Sports Award: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018 Details, Winners List

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is India’s highest sporting award given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984 to 1989.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna first award was awarded in the year 1991-1992. Its first recipient was Viswanathan Anand, a renowned Chess player.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award recipients are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honored for their "spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years" at international level.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award-2018, the Selection Committee was headed by Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar (Former Judge of High Court of Delhi High Court). 

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award comprises a medallion, a citation, and a cash prize of Rupees 7.5 lakh.

2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Winners List

1. Virat Kohli (Cricket) 

2. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)


 

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