Rajiv gandhi Khel Ratna Award

General Knowledge Study Material : Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was instituted in 1991 -92 which is named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi


This is the Highest Sports Award in India annaully awarded by Ministry of Sports Affairs


The Award Comprises of Medal, Citation and Csh prize(as of 2016 it is Rs.7,50,000)


A committee evaluated the performances of Sports persons in various levels of events like Olympics,Commonwealth games, asian games


This award was first presented to Vhess grand master Vishwanathan Anand


Abhinav Bindra is the youngest one to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award


Sachin Tendulkar is the first Cricketer to receive this award