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Dronacharya Awards , Indian Sports Awards
The prestigious and honourable awards that are being given by the Government of India to the successful Coaches.
 Dronacharya  Awards , Indian Sports AwardsFor the greater objective to acknowledge the excellence of the sports coach, the government of India presents the Dronacharya Award. ". This award is indeed a great acknowledgement that a sportsperson can achieve, only after the hard work of several years.

Dronacharya Award comprises a statuette of Dronacharya which is intricately carved out in bronze, a cash component of Rs 3000000 and also a scroll of honour. It was in the year 1985, the award was first instituted. The naming of the award has indeed the reference of the Mahabharata and as the best sportsperson award is named as the Arjuna Award so quite ideally the coaching award is named after, Dronacharya (as he was the guru (coach) of Arjuna. ) to recognise the guru shishya parampara and to honour the Guru .

Year Name of the Sportsperson(s) Sport Discipline
1985 O.M. Nambiar Athletics
1985 Om Prakash Bhardwaj Boxing
1985 Bhalchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat Wrestling
1986 Raghunandan Vasant Gokhle Chess
1986 Desh Prem Azad Cricket
1987 Gurcharan Singh Cricket
1987 Guru Hanuman Wrestling
1990 Ramakant Achrekar Cricket
1990 Syed Naeemuddin Football
1990 A. Ramana Rao Volleyball
1994 Ilyas Babar Athletics
1995 Karan Singh Athletics
1995 M. Shyam Sunder Rao Volleyball
1996 Wilson Jones Billiards & Snooker
1996 Pal Singh Sandhu Weightlifting
1997 Joginder Singh Saini Athletics
1998 Bahadur Singh Athletics
1998 Hargobind Singh Sandhu Athletics
1998 G.S.Sandhu Boxing
1999 Kenneth Owen Bosen Athletics
1999 Capt. Hawa Singh Boxing
1999 Ajay Kumar Sirohi Weightlifting
2000 S.M. Arif Badminton
2000 Gudial Singh Bhangu Hockey
2000 Phadke Gopal Pushottam Kho-Kho
2000 Bhupender Dhawan Powerlifting
2000 Hansa Sharma Weightlifting
2001 Prof. Sunny Thomas Shooting
2001 Michael Joseph Ferreira Billiards & Snooker
2002 Renu Kohli Athletics
2002 Jaswant Singh Athletics
2002 M.K. Kaushik Hockey
2002 E. Prasad Rao Kabaddi
2002 Cdr. H.D. Motivala Yachting
2003 Robert Bobby George Athletics
2003 Anup Kumar Boxing
2003 Rajinder Singh Hockey
2003 Sukhchain Singh Cheema Wrestling
2004 Arvind Savur Billiards & Snooker
2004 Sunita Sharma Cricket
2004 Cyrus Poncha Squash
2004 Gurcharan Singh Boxing
2005 Hony. Captain M Venu Boxing
2005 Balwan Singh Kabaddi
2005 Maha Singh Rao Wrestling
2005 Ismail Baig Rowing
2006 R D Singh Athletics
2006 Damodaran Chandralal Boxing
2006 Koneru Ashok Chess
2007 Sanjeev Kumar Singh Archery
2007 Jagdish Singh Boxing
2007 G.E. Sridharan Volley Ball
2007 Jagminder Singh Wrestling
2009 Pullela Gopichand Badminton
2009 Satpal Wrestling
2009 J. Uday Kumar Kabaddi
2009 Baldev Singh Hockey
2009 Jaidev Bisht Boxing

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