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Sindhu,Dipa,Sakshi and Jitu Rai receive Rajiv Ghandi Khel Ratna Award

Sindhu,Dipa,Sakshi and Jitu Rai receive Rajiv Ghandi Khel Ratna Award

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This was the first time in the history of National Sports Awards, four athletes were chosen for the Khel Ratna honour,owing to the three girls’ superlative show at the Rio Olympics.In 2009, two boxers Vijender Singh and Mary Com and wrestler Sushil Kumar were given Khel Ratna award together. Today(29-08-16) PV Sindhu,Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were conferred India's highest sporting honour of the country the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna along with Jitu Rai for their contribution in their respective fields in a gleaming awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Awardees received the awards from the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award winners will receive a cash prize of Rs 7.5lakh along with a medal and a citation.The Arjuna, Dronacharya an