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Valiyaveetil Diju Arjuna Award Awarded In 2014

Valiyaveetil Diju

Valiyaveetil Diju

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Kozhikode, Kerala, India


Valiyaveetil Diju (born 4 January 1981) is an Indian badminton player from Kozhikode, Kerala. He, along with partner Jwala Gutta, is the current national mixed-doubles champions and the pair are currently ranked 7th in the world by Badminton World Federation.He is the winner of Arjuna Award 2014, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of Indiato recognize his outstanding achievement in National sports. He is also the winner of G. V. Raja awards, which is the highest government-level recognition for sports persons in Kerala. He is only the second badminton player from the state, after Vimal Kumar, to represent India in Olympics.