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1975 WC: A brief of World Cup Goldies (2/21/2010)
--K. Arumugam
1. Ajitpal Singh, led world cup twice, played for Punjab and Border Security Force, Centre half, 63 years old, lives in New Delhi, currently associated with hockey as one of the selectors.

2. Leslie Fernandes is from Madras, played for Signals, has been a goalkeeper, 63 years old, retired from Indian Railways, lives in Chennai.

3. Ashok Diwan is from Delhi, played for Indian Railways, still serving in Railways, associated with sports being in the Railway Sports Promotion Board, lives in New Delhi, age 56.

4. Michael Kindo is from Orissa, worked in Indian Navy and Steel Authority of India, was right full back, 64 years old. Associated with hockey as a consultant to SAIL, and is now settled in Rourkela, Orissa.

5. Surjit Singh, played for Punjab and Indian Airlines, was talented left full back, died early in a car accident.

6. Aslam Sher Khan is from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) played for the Indian Airlines, was a left full back, and is 57 years old. Lives in New Delhi, and is now a career politician. Lost the Parliament election from Sagar last year

7. Virendra Singh is from Punjab, played for Indian Railways, was right half, now 63 years old, lives in Jalandhar, retired from Railways.

8. Onkar Singh is from Punjab, played for Indian Railways, was a left half and now lives in Mumbai.

9. Mohinder Singh, the talented left half expired.

10. V.J. Philips is from Chennai, played for Indian Railways, was a right out, lives in Chennai.

11. Harcharan Singh is from Punjab, played for Services, was a great left winger, retired from Army, age 60, lives in Amritsar.

12. Shivaji Pawar was from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, played for Signals, great centre forward of his time, he worked for Gwalior Municipality before his untimely death.

13. Ashok Kumar, the gifted son of Dhyan Chand is from Uttar Pradesh, played for Indian Airlines, 60 years old no, after retirement from Indian Airlines now he is working as coach of the Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy based in Bhopal.

14. B.P. Govinda is from Karnataka, played for Indian Airlines, delightful centre forward of his times, age 59, lives in Chennai.

15. H.J.S. Chimni is from New Delhi, played for Services, Centre forward, lives in Delhi, age 65.

16. PE Kalaiah is from Karnataka, played for Tatas, talented inside forward, lives now in Coorg region.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO OF ALL THESE STALWARTS, AS THEY APPEARED IN 1975

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