Former Indian men’s cricket team opener Virender Sehwag and celebrated athlete PT Usha have been named in this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna award committee.
A 12-member Committee headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar is given the job to select Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees for 2017.
The Committee will meet on August 3 to select the names of Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.
Apart from Thakkar, the Committee has Mukund Killekar (boxing), Sunil Dabbas (Kabaddi), M R Mishra (Journalist), S Kannan (Journalist), Sanjeev Kumar (Journalist), Latha Madhvi (Para athlete), Anil Khanna (sports administrator), Injeti Srinivas (DG, SAI) and Rajvir Singh (joint Secretary, Sports Ministry) as the other members.
(With PTI Inputs)