Biography

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore was born on 29th January 1970 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to colonel Laskhman Singh Rathore (retd.) and Mrs. Manju Rathore.

Biography

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore is a graduate of the 77th Course of the National Defence Academy. After graduating from the NDA, he attended the Indian Military Academy. He was later commissioned in the 9th Grenadiers (Mewar) Regiment. As part of his career in the Indian Army, he served in Jammu and Kashmir, where he participated in counter-terrorist operations.



Biography

2005 - Padma Shri

2004-2005 - The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (Highest Sporting Honor of India).

2003-2004 - Arjuna Award

Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), military award for exceptional service, presented by the President of India on behalf of the Government of India.

Col. Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Col. Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia

In Indian Military Academy he was awarded with the Sword of Honour for the best all-round Gentleman Cadet. He was also the recipient of the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal, awarded to the best sportsman of the course.