Assam sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Khel Ratna’ by the state government of Assam. Assam sports secretary Dulal Chandra Das sent the letter of recommendation to the sports ministry on June 5.
The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is one of the youngest nominees for ‘Khel Ratna’ this year.
Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for country’s highest sporting honour.
Hima is already a recipient of Arjuna Award, which she received in 2018.