Feroze Khan
Personal information
Born (1904-09-09)9 September 1904
Jalandhar, Punjab Province, British India
Died 21 April 2005(2005-04-21) (aged 100)
Karachi, Pakistan
Senior career
Years Team
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh University
Bombay Customs
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
India
Medal record

Feroze Khan (9 September 1904 – 21 April 2005) was a field hockey player who represented India at the Summer Olympic Games. At the time of his death, he was the world's oldest Olympic gold medal winner, following the death of U.S. athlete James Rockefeller in 2004. Khan was part of India's Olympic hockey team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who won the gold medal for the event.[1] At the club level, Khan played for Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh University and the Bombay Customs.[2] After his death, Roger Beaufrand of France became the oldest living Olympic gold medal winner.[3]

Khan was a Daanishmandan Pathan. His son Farooq Feroze Khan, followed a career in the Air Force and became the only PAF officer ever to serve as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan's senior military appointment.

In his later years, he moved to Pakistan, and lived in Karachi where he served as a well-respected coach. He died of natural causes at the age of 100.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "World's oldest Olympian Feroze Khan passes away". Daily Times. Archived from the original on 6 May 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2005.
  2. ^ "Feroze, world's oldest Olympian, dead". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 22 April 2005. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Olympic Newsletter