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