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Sania Mirza gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 17 Others Arjuna Awards

Sania MirzaIndia’s ace Tennis player Sania Mirza has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2015, while 17 others were given the Arjuna Awards. Sania recently became the first Indian woman to achieve the World No.1 spot in Doubles. She also won the Wimbledon Open Women’s Doubles title along with Swiss Martina Hingis.

List of Arjuna Awardees:
P R Sreejesh (Hockey), Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics), Jitu Rai (Shooting), Sandeep Kumar (Archery), Mandeep Jangra (Boxing), Babita (Wrestling), Bajrang (Wrestling), Rohit Sharma (Cricket), K Srikanth (Badminton), Swarn Singh Virk (Rowing), Satish Sivalingam (Weightlifting), Yumnam Santhoi Devi (Wushu), Sharath Gaekwad (Para-sailing), M R Poovamma (Athletics), Manjeet Chhillar (Kabaddi), Abhilasha Mhatre (Kabaddi), Anup Kumar Yama (Rollerskating).