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khel ratnaThe Indian government will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Olympians PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai and Sakshi Malik.

While shuttler Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to win a Silver medal in Olympics in Badminton, Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal in Women’s 58Kg freestyle Wrestling.

Also, cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, steeplechaser Lalita Babar, boxers Shiva Thapa and shooter Apurvi Chandela will be conferred with Arjuna Awards 2016.