Dhyan Chand Award is India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.The award is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The award was initiated in 2002.The award carries a cash prize of INR 500,000, a plaque and a scroll of honour.

In August 2013, 4 individuals were awarded the Dhyan Chand Award: Syed Ali (Hockey), Mary D'Souza (Sequeira) (Athletics), Anil Maan (Wrestling) and Giriraj Singh (Para-Sports).

On August 17, 2015, Selection committee headed by Zafar Iqbal recommended TPP Nair (Volleyball), SP Misra (Tennis)and Romeo James (Hockey) for Dhyan Chand Award.

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