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Khel Ratna For Virat Kohli And Mirabai Chanu:- The Sports Ministry on Thursday announced Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards for Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter world champion Mirabai Chanu. The awards will be presented on September 25th informed the state. Though the list was ready some time ago, the Sports Ministry made it official yesterday. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's name too was present among the 20 sportspersons picked up for the Arjuna Awards. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will present the awards in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Archery coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja has been dropped out from the list due to a case of his indiscipline. Despite of nominations in 2016 and 2017, Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli missed the awards. Mirabai Chanu has been finalized for Khel Ratna after she bagged gold medal in 48 kg category last year. She even bagged yellow medal in the commonweath games. Ram Nath Kovind will also present the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards along with Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards.