It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.
Country''s top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna' by the state government of Assam.
Manika, who missed out on India's highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She achieved the feat in the 2018 edition in which she won as many four medals including two gold medal.
The Boxing Federation of India on Monday nominated world silver-medallist Amit Panghal and the seasoned Vikas Krishan for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, picking only Olympic-bound names as its nominees for the annual honours.
Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award
Vinesh Phogat, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on the honour last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award.
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.
BCCI nominate Rohit Sharma for Khel Ratna, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Deepti Sharma for Arjuna Award
India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna', the BCCI announced on Saturday, acknowledging the prolific batsman's stupendous performance in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
National Rifle Association of India nominates Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal Rana for Dronacharya Award
The 26-year-old Moudgil, who started shooting in 2008, is among the first two Indians to have secured quota places in the sport for the Tokyo Olympics.
Harbhajan Singh says he missed out on Khel Ratna Award because of Punjab sports department's delay in filing nomination
Harbhajan Singh said that he had submitted his documents to the state's sports minister's office but they delayed in sending his nomination forward
World Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia to spearhead 30-member Indian team's challenge in Budapest
Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia will be India's best bet for a medal in the World Wrestling Championship as a 30-member team seeks a strong performance in the the flagship event beginning on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra became only the fifth Indian athlete to have won a track and field gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after throwing 86.47m.
Sports Ministry has ordered withdrawal of Heera Nand Kataria's recommendation for the honour as a controversy erupted over his candidature
Indian athletes PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu are set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award later this year, with Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi nominated for the Dronacharya Award.
Speculation is rife that gymnast Dipa Karmakar is to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after her stupendous performance in the ongoing Rio Olympics.
The BCCI has recommended dashing batsman Virat Kohli's name for the Arjuna Award while legendary opener and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar's name has been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award.