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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

PM Modi on Friday declared that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be known as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, “regarding the conclusions of residents the nation over”. The Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting honour in the country.

“I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views. Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award! Jai Hind!” Tweeted by Prime Minister Modi .

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