List of Arjuna Award Winners

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First Sportspersons to be awarded Arjuna Award

Name of the Sport Name of the Sportsperson Year
1. Archery Krishan Das 1981
2. Athletics Gurbachan Singh Randhawa 1961
3. Badminton Nandu Natekar 1961
4. Basketball Sarbjit Singh 1961
5. Billiards and Snooker Wilson Jones 1963
6. Boxing L Buddy D’Souza 1961
7. Carrom A Maria Irudayam 1996
8. Chess Manuel Aaron 1961
9. Cricket Salim Durani 1961
10. Cycling Amar Singh 1975
11. Equestrian Dafadar Khan M. Khan 1973
12. Football PK Banerjee 1961
13. Golf PG Sethi 1961
14. Gymnastics Shyamlal 1961
15. Hockey Prithipal Singh 1961
16. Judo Sandeep Byala 1992
17. Kabaddi Subbiah Rajarathinam 1994
18. Tennis Ramanathan Krishnan 1961
19. Roller Skating Anup Kumar Yama 2015
20. Rowing Maj Parveen Oberoy 1981
21. Polo Prem Singh 1961
22. Shooting Karni Singh 1961
23. Squash Saurav Ghosal 2006
24. Swimming Bajarangi Prasad 1961
25. Table Tennis JC Vohra 1961
26. Volleyball A Palaniswamy 1961
27. Weightlifting AN Ghosh 1961
28. Wrestling Hav Uday Chand 1961
29. Wushu W Sandhyarani Devi 2011
30. Yachting Lt Cdr SJ Contractor 1970

 

First Sportswomen to be awarded Arjuna Award

Sport Sportsperson Year
1. Archery Dola Banerjee 2005
2. Athletics Stephie D’Souza 1963
3. Badminton Meena Shah 1962
4. Billiaards and Snooker Anuja Thakur 2005
5. Boxing Mary Kom 2003
6. Chess Rohini Khadilkar 1980-81
7. Cricket Shanta Rangaswamy 1976
8. Cycling M. Mahapatra 1978-79
9. Football Shanti Mallick 1983
10. Golf Anjali Desai 1972
11. Tennis Nirupama Mankad 1978-79
12. Squash Dipika Pallikal 2012
13. Swimming Rima Datta 1966
14. Wrestling Geeta Jakhar 2006

 

 

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