Tapan Das Hockey Wiki, Age, Wife, Profile (Story of Real Kishan Lal Biography from Akshay Kumar Movie Gold 2018) Family, Parents & Facts: Recently, Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited film released on August 15, 2018. In fact, Akshay’s character Tapan Das is an inspiration from Kishan Lal. The story based on the early life of Indian Hockey Capitan Kishan.
Furthermore, he was born on 2nd of February 1917, in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India. In the early 1920s, the school-going boy dreams to be the king of England. He had invited for a dinner in a king’s palace in 1948.
He liked to play polo in his childhood. Meanwhile, his widow lives in Mhow with four sons and a daughter. Devki Lal was his elder son died in 2009 who was a hockey coach.
Kishan Lal’s Journey to the Hockey Field
With the passage of time, he was involving with hockey. At the age of 16, he represented Mhow Green Walls and Mhow Heroes. Soon, he had started playing for Kalyanmal Mills of Indore. In 1937, Hockey Capitan, ME Zutshi noticed his talent. Then, Kishan got a chance to play or the Bhagwant Cup, Tikamgarh.
Lal had joined the Western Railways team (earlier known as BB & CI Railways). In fact, the team won the gold medal in hockey at London Olympics of 1948. During that time, Kishan led the team members as a Capitan. Soon, the players came to India.
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At that time, Jawaharlal Lal Nehru (Indian Prime Minister) and Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Indian President) organized a function in Delhi to honor the team. The team beat Argentina, Austria, Spain, and Poland.
However, the players had to face political pressure from Great Britain. Kishan’s team scored four goals and brought the first medal for independent India. Actually, his teammates called him “Dada”.
Facts about Hockey Captian of Independent India
In his glorious career, he played for various clubs and for the national team. He had received Padam Shri by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Indian President) in 1966. However, he died in Chennai on June 22, 1980.
After retiring from the team, he has worked as a coach for East Germany and Malaysia. He had groomed players like Harbinder Singh, Balbir Singh, and Prithpal Singh. In fact, Kishan went to attend Murruguppa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.
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In addition to this, he had to give expert commentary for the final match for Doordarshan coverage. He was one of the most respected payers of Indian Hockey. His death was a great loss to India. Now, the cremated idol of Kishan Lal placed at the Sion Crematorium, Mumbai.