Manoj Kumar's Arjuna Award Snub was a Case of 'Mistaken Identity': Sports Ministry

Boxer Manoj Kumar was overlooked by the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee, which mistakenly believed that he was involved in a doping case.

updated: September 17, 2014 16:43 IST
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Manoj Kumar had gone to court challenging the decision to not honour him with Arjuna Award.

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New Delhi: Incheon-bound boxer Manoj Kumar, who was forced to drag the sports ministry to the court after he was controversially denied the Arjuna Award, will finally get the prestigious award, an official said on Wednesday.

Sports secretary Ajit Sharan told IANS that the government had decided to bestow the Arjuna Award upon Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, after the Incheon Asian Games.

"Manoj will get the Arjuna Award. He will be given the award after the Asian Games," Sharan told IANS. (Also Read: Manoj Kumar Sad That Arjuna Award Came After Court Battle)

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