Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award renamed after Major Dhyan Chand

  • 07 Aug 2021

  • After the “exceptional performance” of the men and women hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics, on 6th August 2021, the Govt. has renamed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country’s highest sporting honour, after hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand.
  • Major Dhyan Chand was among India’s foremost sportspersons who brought honour and pride for India.
  • Dhyan Chand is widely regarded as the greatest player in hockey. In his career that spanned from 1926 to 1949, he clinched Olympic medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.