Bhuvneshwari Kumari

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Bhuvneshwari Kumari is a former woman squash champion of India. She was awarded Arjuna award in 1982 and Padma Shri in 2001 for her achievements. Bhuvneshwari Kumari also known as Princess Candy was born to the royal family of Alwar in Rajasthan on 1 September 1960 and is the granddaughter of Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur. She was educated at Delhi University. She was Women's National Squash Champion for 16 years in a row from 1977 to 1992. She is winner of 41 State titles and 2 International titles (Kenyan Open 1988 and 1989).Test

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Arjuna Award in 1982,
  • Padma Shri in 2001.[1]
  • Delhi Sports Journalist Association Award (For The Best Sports Woman 1983)
  • Rajasthan Sports Award Council 1984
  • Maharana Mewar Foundation "Aravali Award" (For the most Outstanding Sportswoman of the year 1990)
  • K.K. Birla Foundation Award for Sports (For Outstanding Performance in 1991)
  • Bombay Sports Journalist Association Award (For Best Sportswoman for the year 1992)
  • Listed in the Limca Book of Records (For Sports Person of The Year 1992 and for The Most Number of Titles Won in Indian Sports),
  • Rajasthan Olympic Association Award -For Best Woman Player 1993-94
  • Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh Award for excellence in sports


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.