Of the finest hockey players of India was Udham Singh. He is le second Indian player who has the distinction of playing in three lccessive Olympic Games. These were the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, 56 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Tokyo Olympics.
His professional career began with the Punjab Police and later on he tend the B.S.E His international’ career in hockey started in 1949 in ghanistan and he remained an indispensable part of the Indian team till 64. During his one and half decade long career, he was the captain of Iain team thrice -1953, 1959, 1961.
A versatile player, Udham Singh was a fine centre-forward player. He 1 the capability to play at left-inside, right-inside, centre-forward at centre-half position too.
His dedication and devotion to the Indian m always set an example for his colleagues. Once when his team was lying in a tournament he got himself into the playing kit and turned the les. Indian government honoured him with the coveted Arjuna Award.