Kishan Lal

Profession: Former Hockey Player


Sons of Kishan Lal

Devki Lal (Hockey Coach, died on 21 September 2009), and three others

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Kishan Lal

During his captaincy, Team India won all the matches played at the 1948 London Olympic.
In 1966, he was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the then President Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan.

Information about Kishan Lal

At that time, the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and the then Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, attended an exhibition match of the Olympic winning team.  After winning the Gold medal in Olympics, a red carpet welcome was given to the team in Bombay.  In 1947, he was selected to the Indian Hockey Team for the first time and played under the captaincy of Dhyan Chand on the tour of East Africa.  He was the member of the winning teams of Agha Khan Cup, Beighton Cup, Obaidullah Khan Cup and the Scindia Cup Tournaments.  Did Kishan Lal smoke?: Not Known  During that time, the captain of Bhagwant Club Hockey Team, Mr. M. N. Zutshi got impressed by his play and Kishan Lal was brought to the attention of the Maharaja Bir Singh Ju Dev, who helped Kishan Lal very much.  Did Kishan Lal drink alcohol?: Not Known  When he was a child, he became very interested in watching Polo. It is said that it was Polo that inclined him towards Hockey.  In 1941, he played for BB & CI Railway (Now, Western Railway). After some time, he played for Central India in the National Hockey Championship.  Kishan Lal played hockey for 28 years and after retirement, he became a coach and trained the players like Balbir Singh, Harbinder Singh, Prithipal Singh and Mohinder Singh. 


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