Dronacharya Award Winners List (1985 to 2022)

Information about Dronacharya Award: (1985-2022):

The Dronacharya Award is a sports coaching award given annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. This honor is given every year to eminent coaches who have successfully coached players or teams, due to which they have achieved outstanding success in international competitions.

Brief information about Dronacharya Awards:

Category of award Game
Establishment year 1985
Prize money 15 lakh (US$ 21900)
Overall winner 153 (as of 2022)
First winner Bhalachandra Bhaskar Bhagwat, Om Prakash Bhardwaj, O. M. Nambiar (1985)
Last Winner (2022) Raj Singh, Jeevanjot Singh Teja Mohammad Ali Qamar, Suma Siddharth Shirur, Sujit Mann, Dinesh Jawahar Lad, Bimal Prafulla Ghosh

History of Dronacharya Award:

Dronacharya Award was instituted in the year 1985. The award is named after Guru Drona, often referred to as "Dronacharya" or "Guru Drona", a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India. He was a master of advanced military warfare and the Kaurava and Pandava princes were ordained as royal statesmen for their training in the military arts and estrus (divine weapons).

The first recipients of the award were Bhalchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat (wrestling), Om Prakash Bharadwaj (boxing), and O. M. Nambiar (athletics), who were awarded in 1985. Usually a maximum of 5 trainers are conferred with this award every year.

Amount to be received in Dronacharya Award:

The prize money given by the Government of India earlier in the country's highest sports awards including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award was Rs 5 lakh. But in 2017 by the Government of India, this amount has been increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh 50 thousand. Under the Dronacharya award, now Rs 07 lakh 50 thousand in cash, a bronze statue, certificate and ceremonial dress are provided.

Dronacharya Award 2022 Winners:

President Draupadi Murmu honored Raj Singh, Jeevanjot Singh Teja Mohammad Ali Qamar, Suma Siddharth Shirur, Sujit Mann, Dinesh Jawahar Lad, Bimal Prafulla Ghosh with the Dronacharya Award at the National Sports Awards 2022.

List of Dronacharya Awardees from 1985 to 2022:

The year Names of respected trainers Related Games
1985 Bhalachandra Bhaskar Bhagwat Wrestling
1985 Om Prakash Bhardwaj Boxer
1985 O. M. Nambiar Athletics
1986 Desh Prem Azad Cricket
1986 Raghunandan Vasant Gokhale Chase
1987 Guru Hanuman Wrestling
1987 Gurcharan Singh Cricket
1988 No award
 
1989
1990 Ramakant Achrekar Cricket
1990 Syed Naimuddin Football
1990 A. Ramana Rao Volleyball
1991 No award
1992
1993
1994 Ilyas Babar Athlete
1995 Shyam Sundar Rao Volleyball
1995 Karan Singh Athlete
1996 Wilson Jones Billiard and Snooker
1996 Pal Singh Sandhu Weight Lifting
1997 Joginder Singh Saini Athlete
1998 G.S.Sandhu Boxing
1998 Hargobind Singh Sandhu Athlete
1998 Bahadur Singh Chauhan Athlete
1999 Kenneth Owen Bosen Athlete
1999 Hawa Singh Boxing
1999 Ajay Kumar Sirohi Weightlifting
2000 SM Arif Badminton
2000 Gudal Singh Bhangu Hockey
2000 Bhupendra Dhawan Powerlifting
2000 Gopal Purushottam Phadke Kho Kho
2000 Hansa Sharma Weightlifting
2001 Michael Ferreira Billiard and Snooker
2001 Sunny Thomas Shooter
2002 Maharaj Krishna Kaushik Hockey
2002 Renu Kohli Athlete
2002 Homi Motiwala Yachting
2002 AD Prasad Rao Kabaddi
2002 Jaswant Singh Athlete
2003 Sukhchain Cheema Wrestling
2003 Robert Bobby George Athlete
2003 Anool kumar Boxing
2003 Rajinder Singh Junior Hockey
2004 Serous Wipe Scotch
2004 Arvind Savur Billiard and Snooker
2004 Sunita Sharma Cricket
2005 Ismail Bag Rowing
2005 Maha Singh Rao Wrestling
2005 Balwan Singh Kabaddi
2005 M. Venu Boxer
2006 Koneru Ashok Chase
2006 Damodaran Chandralal Boxing
2006 R. D. Singh Athletics
2007 Jagdish Singh Boxing
2007 Jagminder Singh Wrestling
2007 Sanjeev Kumar Singh Archery
2007 G. E. Sreedharan Volleyball
2008 No award
2009 Jaydev Bisht Boxing
2009 Pullela Gopichand Badminton
2009 S. Baldev Singh Hockey
2009 Satpal Singh Wrestling
2010 Subhash Agarwal Billiards and Snooker
2010 Ajay Kumar Bansal Hockey
2010 Captain Chandroop Wrestling
2010 AK Kutty Athletics
2010 l. Ibomcha Singh Boxing
2011 Devender Kumar Rathod Gymnastics
2011 Kuntal Kumar Roy Athletics
2011 Ramphal Wrestling
2011 Inukrathu Venkateswara Roy Boxing
2011 Rajinder Singh Junior Hockey
2012 Jaswinder Singh Bhatia Athletics
2012 Sunil Dabas Kabaddi
2012 BI Fernandez Boxing
2012 Bhavani Mukherjee Table Tennis
2012 Virender Poonia Athletics
2012 Satyapal Singh Athletics Block-Icon
2012 Harendra Singh Hockey
2012 Yashveer Singh Wrestling
2013 Poornima Mahto Archery
2013 Narendra Singh Saini Hockey
2013 Mahavir Singh Boxing
2013 Raj Singh Wrestling
2013 KP Thomas Athletics
2014 Gurcharan Gogi Judo
2014 Jose Jacob Rowing
2014 N. Lingappa Athletics
2014 Ganpati Manoharan Boxing
2014 Mahabir Prasad Wrestling
2015 Nihar Amin Swimming
2015 Anoop Singh Wrestling
2015 Harbans Singh Athletics
2015 Naval Singh Athletics Block Icon
2015 Swatantra Raj Singh Boxing
2016 Sagar Mal Dyal Boxing
2016 S. Pradeep Kumar Swimming
2016 Bishweshwar Nandi Gymnastics
2016 Mahavir Singh Phogat Wrestling
2016 Nagpuri Ramesh Athletics
2016 Rajkumar Sharma Cricket
2017 R. Gandhi Athletics
2017 Heera Nand Kataria Kabaddi
2017 G.S.S.V. Prasad Badminton
2017 Brij Bhushan Boxing
2017 P.A. Raphael Hockey
2017 Sanjoy chakraborty Shooting
2017 Roshan Lal Wrestling
2018 Subedar Chenanda Achaiya Kuttappa Boxing
2018 Vijay Sharma Weightlifting
2018 A. Srinivasa Rao Table Tennis
2018 Sukhdev Singh Pannu Athletics
2018 Clarence Lobo Hockey (Life Time)
2018 Tarak Sinha Cricket (Lifetime)
2018 Jeevan Kumar Sharma Judo (Lifetime)
2018 VR Bidu Athletics (Lifetime)
2019 Marjban Patel Hockey (Life Time)
2019 Ramveer Singh Khokhar Kabaddi (Life Time)
2019 Sanjay Bhardwaj Cricket (Lifetime)
2019 Vimal kumar Badminton
2019 Sandeep Gupta Table Tennis
2019 Mohinder Singh Dhillon Athletics
2020 Dharmendra Tiwari Archery (Lifetime)
2020 Purushottam Rai Athletics (Lifetime)
2020 Shiv Singh Boxing (Lifetime)
2020 Romesh Pathania Hockey (Lifetime)
2020 Krishna Kumar Hooda Kabaddi (Lifetime)
2020 Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar Para Powerlifting (Lifetime)
2020 Naresh Kumar Tennis (Lifetime)
2020 Om Prakash Dahiya Wrestling (Lifetime)
2020 Jude Felix Sebastian Hockey
2020 Yogesh Malviya Mallakhamb
2020 Jaspal rana Shooting
2020 Kuldeep kumar handu wushu
2020 Gaurav khanna Badminton
2021 TP Ouseph Athletics
2021 Sarkar Talwar Cricket
2021 Sarpal Singh Hockey
2021 Ashan Kumar Kabaddi
2021 Tapan Kumar Panigrahi Swimming
2022 Raj Singh Wrestling
2022 Jeevanjot Singh Teja   Archery
2022 Muhammad Ali Qamar Boxing
2022 Suma Siddharth Shirur Para shooting
2022 Sujit Mann Wrestling
2022 Dinesh Jawahar Lad Cricket
2022 Bimal Prafulla Ghosh Football

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