The veteran tennis ace Rohan Bopanna is among seven sportspersons set to receive the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour. The Ministry of Home Affairs launched the list of Padma Award 2024 winners list which contains 5 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 110 Padma Shri Awards on Thursday.
Bopanna made India proud by successful the first-ever Gold within the blended doubles with Rutuja Bhosale on the 2023 Asian Games and in addition reached the finals of the three Grand Slam tournaments final 12 months.
Bopanna, 43, achieved the world no.1 spot within the ATP doubles rankings to develop into the one fourth Indian tennis participant to prime the world tennis standings on Wednesday. Bopanna has additionally stormed into the ultimate of the continued Australian Open 2024 within the males’s doubles and targets his second Grand Slam title on Saturday.
India’s skilled squash participant Joshna Chinappa can also be set to receive Padma Shri after clinching Bronze on the 2022 Asiad in Hangzhou. Chinappa, 37, received the World Championships title in doubles in 2022 and Commonwealth Gold in 2014.
The skilled para swimmer Satendra Singh Lohiya can also be set to be conferred with the Padma Shri 2024 award. Lohiya was a part of the swimming relay staff that famously crossed the English Channel in 2018.
The veteran mallakhamba coach Uday Vishwanath Deshpande can also be set to receive the celebrated civilian award after Maharashtra’s record-breaking efficiency on the National Games 2023 in Goa. Former archer and coach Purnima Mahato, badminton coach Gaurav Khanna and Hockey coach Harbinder Singh are additionally on the list to receive the Padma Shri award for his or her distinguished service in sports activities.
List of sportspersons set to receive Padma Shri award:
- Rohan Bopanna – Tennis (athlete)
- Joshna Chinappa – Squash (athlete)
- Uday Vishwanath Deshpande – Mallakhamba (Coach)
- Gaurav Khanna – Badminton (Coach)
- Satendra Singh Lohiya – Swimming (athlete)
- Harbinder Singh – Hockey (Coach)
- Purnima Mahato – Archery (former athlete and coach)