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Yogeshwar, Vijay get Khel Ratnas

Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday.


Arjuna award-winning cricketer Yuvraj Singh (left) and Khel Ratna winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar pose after receiving their awards from India president Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi yesterday

Shooter Vijay, who won silver, and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who clinched bronze at London 2012, were awarded the country’s highest sporting honour that carries a statuette, citation and cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh.

Cancer-survivor cricketer Yuvraj Singh, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa and archer Deepika Kumari were among the 25 Arjuna awardees.

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