Ajitpal Singh was acclaimed as one of the best centre-forwards the world of hockey during his time. He led India to a sensational victory in the third World Cup hockey tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1975.

Born on April 1, 1947, Ajitpal Singh learnt the ABC of hockey in 1 native Sansarpur village. Having finished his studies at the school, joined Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar.

Singh got his first real break when as a student of B.A. part I, he was selected in the Indian Team to pi in Pre-Olympic Hockey Tournament in 1967 in London. After that the was no looking back.

Next year Ajitpal Singh gave a dazzling show of stick work in to Mexico Olympic Games. He showed such dexterity and skill at h position that he was included in the World hockey teams of 1971, 197 and 1973.


He next represented India in 1974 in the Asian Games; Teheran. He reached the pinnacle of glory in 1975 when he led India to the World Cup victory in Kuala Lumpur.