GM R Praggnanandhaa receives the Arjuna Award from the President of India, Droupadi Murmu | Photo: President of India
The ever-growing list of Indian players achieving incredible feat at various stage keeps increasing by the day. We might get one or two more by the end of the day. IM Bhakti Kulkarni and GM R Praggnanandhaa are the Arjuna Award 2022 recipients in Chess. They both received cash prize worth ₹15 lacs, a bronze statue, ceremonial dress and a certificate each.
Praggnanandhaa receives the second-highest sporting honour in India - Arjuna Award 2022
President of India - Droupadi Murmu, the narrator spoke about his following achievements:
1. Gold medal at the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020
2. Bronze medal at the FIDE Online Olympiad 2021
3. Bronze medal at the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022
Praggnanandhaa recently also won the Asian Championships and has the unique distinction of beating World Champion Magnus Carlsen five times in the year 2022.