Ashok Kumar, a vital member of India’s 1975 Entire world Cup-successful hockey workforce, will be conferred with the Life time Achievement Award by metropolis soccer club Mohun Bagan on the celebration of its basis day in a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We will document the presentation of the award and also their personal messages which would be shared on our social media platforms,” Mohun Bagan typical secretary Srinjoy Bose claimed in a statement.
Son of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, Kumar scored an critical aim in the gold medal match for India in opposition to Pakistan in the 1975 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Moreover the 1975 gold, the 70-calendar year-outdated Kumar experienced also gained bronze (1971) and silver (1973) medals in Earth Cups, apart from a bronze medal in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Kumar, who moved to Mohun Bagan in the late 1960s and also represented Bengal before having chosen in the Indian hockey crew, also won three consecutive silver medals in the Asian Video games (1970, 1974 and 1978).
Mohun Bagan Working day is celebrated each individual year on July 29 to commemorate their IFA Protect triumph in 1911 when they had received the tournament defeating East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1, thus getting to be the to start with Indian club to end the British stranglehold.
“But amid the existing instances, this calendar year the club government committee has made the decision not to celebrate the Mohun Bagan Day by organising a bodily programme,” Bose said.
“The awards would be offered personally to people who are out there in Kolkata. The awardees who are not able to receive the honour owing to their unavailability in the metropolis would be introduced at a afterwards stage when factors would be typical.”
The club’s footballing legal rights were lately acquired by the RP Sanjiv Goenka group which holds a vast majority stake of 80 per cent. The new entity is known as ATK Mohun Bagan FC.
“We have only marketed the football rights. The corporation has owned the football rights only and it has received almost nothing to do with our club that is Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. So there”s no issue of any identify alter in our awards,” Mohun Bagan”s finance secretary Debasish Dutta advised PTI.
This year’s Mohun Bagan Ratna would be presented to Gurbux Singh and Palash Nandi, the club stated in the release.
Mohun Bagan Ratna: Gurbux Singh (Hockey) and Palash Nandi (Cricket) Life time Achievement: Ashok Kumar (Hockey), Pranab Ganguly (Soccer), Monoranjan Porel (Athletics) Most effective Footballer: Joseba Beitia (Senior) Very best Youth Participant: Sajal Bag (U18 crew).
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