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Dhyan Chand Award is a prestigious prize given by the Government of India to deserving sportspersons for lifetime achievement in sports. The award was instituted in 2002 and carried a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh, a scroll of honor and a statuette. The award is not given to more than 4 sportspersons in any calendar year.

The prestigious award is named after Dhyan Chand, considered to be the greatest hockey player ever. Dhyan Chand was the undoubted star of the Indian hockey team in the 1920s and 1930s, which won multiple gold medals in the Olympics during this period. There has never been a hockey player like Dhyan Chand and he is a true legend. It is fitting that an award as important as this one has been constituted in his name.

The Dhyan Chand Award is different from the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna  and the Arjuna Award as it is not just awarded to sportspersons based on their recent performances – It is given to deserving sportspersons for their contribution to sports over a lifetime, including for their work after retirement.

Some of the recipients of the Dhyan Chand Award such as Zeeshan Ali (Tennis), Gurmail Singh (Hockey) and Rajkumar Baisla (Wrestling) were honored for contributing to the development of the sports and in assisting a younger generation of athletes and sportspersons following their retirement.

The recipients of this award are expected to exhibit leadership, discipline and have all the attributes of sportsmanship. The awardees are chosen by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports based on recommendations from the Indian Olympic Association, all recognized National Sports Federations and all state governments.

List of Dhyan Chand Award 2017 Recipients | Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Winners

1.Sumrai Tete2017Hockey
2.Bhupender Singh2017Athletics
3.Syed Shahid Hakim2017Football

List of Dhyan Chand Award 2016 Recipients | Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Winners

1.Ms. Satti Geetha2016Athletics
2.Shri Sylvanus Dung Dung2016Hockey
3.Shri Rajendra Pralhad Shelke2016Rowing

List of Dhyan Chand Award Recipients | Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

S.NoNameYearSports/ Games
1.Aparna Ghosh2002Basketball
2.Ashok Diwan2002Hockey
3.Shahuraj Birajdar2002Boxing
4.Charles Cornelius2003Hockey
5.Dharam Singh Mann2003Hockey
6.Om Prakash2003Volleyball
7.Ram Kumar2003Basketball
8.Smita Yadav2003Rowing
9.Hardyal Singh2004Hockey
10.Labh Singh2004Athletics
11.Mehendale Parshuram2004Athletics
12.Manoj Kothari2005Billiards and Snooker
13.Maruti Mane2005Wrestling
14.Rajinder Singh2005Hockey
15.Harishchandra Birajdar2006Wrestling
16.Nandy Singh2006Hockey
17.Uday Prabhu2006Athletics
18.Rajendra Singh2007Wrestling
19.Shamsher Singh2007Kabaddi
20.Varinder Singh2007Hockey
21.Gian Singh2008Wrestling
22.Hakam Singh2008Athletics
23.Mukhbain Singh2008Hockey
24.Ishar Singh Deol2009Athletics
25.Satbir Singh Dahya2009Wrestling
26.Satish Pillai2010Athletics
27.Anita Chanu2010Weightlifting
28.Kuldeep Singh2010Wrestling
29.Shabbir Ali2011Football
30.Sushil Kohli2011Swimming
31.Rajkumar Baisla2011Wrestling
32.Jagraj Singh Mann2012Athletics
33.Gundeep Kumar2012Hockey
34.Vinod Kumar2012Wrestling
35.Sukhbir Singh Tokas2012Para-Sports
36.Mary D’souza Sequeira2013Athletics
37.Syed Ali2013Hockey
38.Anil Mann (Old)2013Wrestling
39.Girraj Singh2013Para-Sports
40.Gurmail Singh2014Hockey
42.Zeeshan Ali2014Tennis
43.Romeo James2015Hockey
44.Shiv Prakash Mishra2015Tennis
46.Ms. Satti Geetha2016Athletics
47.Shri Sylvanus Dung Dung2016Hockey
48.Shri Rajendra Pralhad Shelke2016Rowing

List of Dhyan Chand Award Recipients
Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
Dhyan Chand Award 2016 Winners
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Who has won the 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award?
Dhyan Chand Award in Hockey
Dhyan Chand Award in Basketball
Dhyan Chand Award in Boxing
Dhyan Chand Award in Volleyball
Dhyan Chand Award in Rowing
Dhyan Chand Award in Athletics
Dhyan Chand Award in Billiards and Snooker
Dhyan Chand Award in Wrestling
Dhyan Chand Award in Kabaddi
Dhyan Chand Award in Weightlifting
Dhyan Chand Award in Football
Dhyan Chand Award in Swimming
Dhyan Chand Award in Para-Sports
Dhyan Chand Award in Tennis

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