Renowned wrestler Satpal (61) was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2015 becoming the first wrestler to have received this prestigious award. He joined the club of 20 eminent sports personalities who have been awarded the Padma Bhushan since it was instituted in 1954. He had received Padma Shri in 1987, Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Dronacharya Award in 2009.