The Arjuna Award instituted in 1961 by Government of India recognises outstanding achievements of sportspersons in the field of sports at international level. The award carries a cash prize of 500000 rupees a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.

Arjun Awardees in Cricket

About Arjuna Award Selection Process

  • A sportsperson should have not only good performance over the previous four years at the International level but also should have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline are eligible for the Award.
  • Sportspersons who have been penalized or against whom enquiry is pending/ongoing for use of drugs/substances banned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) will not be
    eligible for the Award.
  • The Government will only consider conferring Arjuna Award in the disciplines falling under following categories:-Olympic Games/ Asian Games/ Commonwealth Games/ WorldCup/ World Championship disciplines and Cricket or any equivalent recognized international Tournament, Indigenous Games and Sports for physically challenged.

 

Year

Name

1961
Saleem Durani
1964
Mansur Ali Khan
Pataudi
1965
Vijay Manjrekar
1966
Chandu Borde
1967
Ajit Wadekar
1968
E.A.S. Prasanna
1969
Bishan Singh Bedi
1970
Dilip Sardesai
1971
Srinivasaraghavan
Venkataraghavan
1972
Eknath Solkar
1972
B.S. Chandrashekhar
1975
Sunil Gavaskar
1976
Shanta Rangaswamy
1977-78
Gundappa Vishwanath
1979-80
Kapil Dev Nikhanj
1980-81
Chetan Chauhan
1980-81
Syed Kirmani
1981
Dilip Vengsarkar
1982
Mohinder Amarnath
1983
Diana Edulji
1984
Ravi Shastri
1985
Shubhangi Kulkarni
1986
Mohammad Azharuddin
1986
Sandhya Agarwal
1989
Madan Lal
1993
Manoj Prabhakar
1993
Kiran More
1994
Sachin Tendulkar
1995
Anil Kumble
1996
Javagal Srinath
1997
Ajay Jadeja
1997
Sourav Ganguly
1998
Rahul Dravid
1998
Nayan Mongia
2000
B.K. Venkatesh Prasad
2001
VVS Laxman
2002
Virender Sehwag
2003
Harbhajan Singh
2003
Mithali Raj
2005
Anju Jain
2006
Anjum Chopra
2009
Gautam Gambhir
2010
Jhulan Goswami
2011
Zaheer Khan
2012
Yuvraj Singh
2013
Virat Kohli
2014
Ravichandran Ashwin

 

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