Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, while an 25 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards.
JS Bhatia (Athletics), Bhawani Mukherjee (Table Tennis) were selected for Life Time Achievement award.
Khel Ratna awarded to 3, none could be overlooked says Sports Ministry.
The politician believes in self-defence and has learnt boxing skills.
The day belonged to the young Advani and was very excited on receiving the ultimate sporting honour of the country.