Olympian and Arjuna Awardee Gurbux Singh was conferred the prestigious Dhyanchand Lifetime achievement award for the year 2022 by Hockey India at 5th Annual Awards 2022.He was awarded a Trophy and cash award of Rupees 30 lacs.
Gurbux Singh (born 11 February 1936) is a former field hockey player who was a member of the India men’s national field hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was the Joint Captain at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games where India won bronze medal and was appointed the Coach to the Indian team at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. For his outstanding contribution to the country in the field of sports, Gurbux Singh was also conferred the Arjuna Award in the year 1966.
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Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee, Journalist, BBC News