Arjuna and Dronacharya awards announced

List of awardees 2006:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – Pankaj Advani (billiards and snooker)

Dronacharya award  – Munuswamy Venu (boxing), Balwan Singh (kabaddi), Maha Singh Rao (wrestling), Ismail Baig (rowing)

Dhyan Chand award (for lifetime sporting achievement) – Uday Prabhu (athletics), Nandy Singh (hockey), Harish Chandra Birajdar (wrestling)

Arjuna award – Tarundeep Rai, Dola Banerjee (both archery), Manjit Kaur (athletics), Aparna Popat (badminton), Anuja Thakur (billiards and snooker), Akhil Kumar (boxing), Surya Shekhar Ganguly (chess), Anju Jain (cricket), Viren Rasquinha (field hockey), Ramesh Kumar (kabaddi), Gagan Narang (shooting), Shikha Tandon (swimming), Soumyadeep Roy (table tennis), Sushil Kumar (wrestling), Rajinder Singh Rahelu (physically handicapped)

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About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai 11 years ago to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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