Winners of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Awards 2021, Neeraj Chopra, Manpreet Singh and Sunil Chhetri

The Khel Ratna Award, officially known as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, was earlier known as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports gives it out once a year.

This year this award has been awarded to Neeraj Chopra who won the gold medal during the 2021 Olympics.

President Kovind confers Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, 2021 on Shri Manpreet Singh in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Hockey:

President Kovind confers Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, 2021 on Shri Sunil Chhetri in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Football.