The Program Director & Head Coach of Dolphin Aquatics and Dronacharya Awardee (2015), Mr. Nihar Ameen was honoured with the prestigious General K.S. Thimayya Medal 2016 for exemplary service to public life by his alma mater Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bengaluru (1978). Mr. Nihar Ameen was honoured for his achievements as a National Swimming Coach since 1981 at the 12th General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture, organised by the Board of Trustees of the General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Trust on 26th November 2016 at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bengaluru.