Dhyan Chand Award (List of Winners 2002-2019)

Dhyan Chand Award Winners (2002-2018)
The Dhyanchand Award is the highest lifetime sporting honour in India. It was instituted in 2002 and  named after the legendary field hockey player Dhyan Chand, who scored more than 1000 goals during his illustarious career. The award carries a bronze Dhyanchand miniature shield, a certificate and a cash prize of five lakh rupees.

Shahuraj Birajdar (Boxing), Ashok Diwan (Hockey), and Aparna Ghosh (Basketball) were the first recepients of the prestigious award.

In 2018, the Dhyanchand award is conferred upon Satyadev Prasad (Archery), Bharat Kumar Chetri (Hockey), Bobby Aloysius (Athletics), and Chougale Dadu Dattatray (Wrestling).

In 2019, Manoj Kumar (wrestling), C Lalremsanga (archery), Arup Basak (table tennis), Nitten Kirrtane (tennis) and Manuel Fredricks (hockey) are nominated for the prestigious award.

List of Dhyan Chand Award Winners


Year Recipient Discipline
2002 Shahuraj Birajdar Boxing
2002 Ashok Diwan Hockey
2002 Aparna Ghosh Basketball
2003 Charles Cornelius Hockey
2003 Ram Kumar Basketball
2003 Dharam Singh Hockey
2003 Om Prakash Volleyball
2003 Smita Shirole Yadav Rowing
2004 Digamber Mehendale Athletics (Para)
2004 Hardayal Singh Hockey
2004 Labh Singh Athletics
2005 Maruti Mane Wrestling
2005 Manoj Kumar Kothari Billiards & Snooker
2005 Rajinder Singh Hockey
2006 Harishchandra Birajdar Wrestling
2006 Uday K. Prabhu Athletics
2006 Nandy Singh Hockey
2007 Rajinder Singh Wrestling
2007 Shamsher Singh Kabaddi
2007 Varinder Singh Hockey
2008 Gian Singh Wrestling
2008 Hakam Singh Athletics
2008 Mukhbain Singh Hockey
2009 Satbir Singh Dahiya Wrestling
2009 Ishar Singh Deol Athletics
2010 Anita Chanu Weightlifting
2010 Satish Pillai Athletics
2010 Kuldeep Singh Wrestling
2011 Shabbir Ali Football
2011 Sushil Kohli Swimming
2011 Rajkumar Wrestling
2012 Gundeep Kumar Hockey
2012 Vinod Kumar Wrestling
2012 Jagraj Singh Mann Athletics
2012 Sukhbir Singh Tokas Para-Sports
2013 Syed Ali Hockey
2013 Anil Mann Wrestling
2013 Mary D'Souza Sequeira Athletics
2013 Girraj Singh Athletics (Parasports)
2014 Zeeshan Ali Tennis
2014 Gurmail Singh Hockey
2014 K. P. Thakkar Swimming
2015 Romeo James Hockey
2015 Shiv Prakash Mishra Tennis
2015 T. P. Padmanabhan Nair Volleyball
2016 Sylvanus Dung Dung Hockey
2016 Sathi Geetha Athletics
2016 Rajendra Pralhad Shelke Rowing
2017 Bhupender Singh Athletics
2017 Syed Shahid Hakim Football
2017 Sumrai Tete Hockey
2018 Satyadev PrasadArchery
2018 Bharat Kumar ChetriHockey
2018 Bobby AloysiusAthletics
2018 Chougale Dadu DattatrayWrestling
2019 C LalremsangaArchery
2019 Arup BasakTable Tennis
2019 Nitten KirrtaneTennis
2019 Manoj KumarWrestling
2019 Manuel FredricksHockey

It is presented on same day as of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award.