Rajyavardhan singh rathore

Lieutenant-Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore AVSM (born 29 January 1970) is a Veteran Indian shooter and politician (union minister), who rose to fame after winning the Silver Medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] He is the first sportsperson to win an individual Silver for India since Norman Pritchard, who won two Silver Medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics.[2] Rathore hails from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Rathore graduated from the National Defence Academy, and since served in the Indian Army where he retired as a Lt Colonel in 2013, before joining politics. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] He won his first Lok Sabha election in 2014 and is currently the Minister of State for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the Narendra Modi government.


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