Latest from arjuna award
The 28-year-old Bhavani could not attend the sports awards ceremony on Saturday as she was participating in a competition in France.
Chhetri has been in terrific form for the country and for his Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC over the past few years. Bala Devi became the first Indian woman footballer to play for a top-flight professional league in Europe.
The Wrestling Federation of India has also nominated 19-year-old Anshu Malik and Sarita Mor for the prestigious award.