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Hockey player Sardar Singh, Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia to get Khel Ratna

Sardara Singh's name was recommended by Hockey India for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 03, 2017, 08.48 AM (IST)

Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia and Hockey player Sardar Singh will be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Sardar Singh's name was recommended by Hockey India for India's highest sporting honour.

Sardar Singh was the youngest player to captain the Indian team when he led the Indian side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

He is also a recipient of the Arjuna Award and a Padma Shri.

Jhajharia, a javelin thrower, won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. 

 

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