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Sport Hockey
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 17 Feb 1980
Height1.64 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Bangalore, IND
Occupation Athlete, Airline Worker
Languages Kannada, English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Bangalore Hi-Fliers: Bangalore, IND
Name of coach Joe Brasa
Coach from which country? Spain
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for India
Location Bangladesh
General Interest
Awards and honours He received the prestigious Orissa State Government's Ekalavya Puraskar award for sport in 2001 and then the Karnataka State Government's Rajyotsava Puraskar award in 2004. (Indian Field Hockey, 15 May 2006)

After his performances in the 2000 Junior Asia Cup in Malaysia, where he scored seven goals as India finished runners-up to Korea, he was named in the Junior All-Asia team. (Indian Field Hockey, 21 May 2006)
He has appeared in both editions of India's Premier Hockey League [PHL], captaining the Bangalore team on both occasions. After a fifth-place finish in 2005, he captained the side to the championship in 2006. (Rediff, 02 Feb 2006)

During September 2005, he played for the Northern Cavaliers in the Pakistan Hockey Federation's [PHF] inaugural PSO Super Hockey League in Pakistan, scoring a goal in the final against Sindh Qalandars, but finishing as a runner-up after a 4-3 defeat. (International Field Hockey, 20 Sep 2005)

He was India's leading goalscorer in the 2004 Indo-Pak Test Series, scoring five goals as India lost the series 4-2. He was also India's joint top scorer [with Sandeep Singh] at the 2004 Champions Trophy in Lahore, Pakistan, with three goals. (International Hockey Federation, 13 Dec 2004)

He was part of the squad that won India’s first ever Junior World Cup in 2001, thrashing Argentina 6-1 in the final in Hobart, Australia. Later on in the year he was also part of the successful India team that won the International Hockey Federation's [FIH] Champions Challenge tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2003 he scored a goal in the final as India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to win the inaugural Afro-Asian Games hockey tournament in Hyderabad, India. (Indian Field Hockey, 10 May 2006, Rediff, 01 Oct 2001)