Kishan Lal



Kishan Lal (2 February 1917 – 23 June 1980) was an Indian field hockey player. He captained the Indian hockey team in 1948, which won its first gold at the Olympics as an independent country, defeating Great Britain in the final, 4-0. He was the greatest right winger in the history of hockey. He was instrumental in developing the Indian Railways hockey team as one of the best teams in India. A large number of players went on to play for India. He died on 23 June 1980 at Madras.

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