Lal Shah S. Bokhari
Personal information
Born (1909-07-22)22 July 1909
Lyallpur, Punjab Province, British India
Died 22 July 1962(1962-07-22) (aged 53)
Colombo, Basnahira, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing position Halfback
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Medal record
Men's Field Hockey
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1932 Amsterdam Team competition

S. Lal Shah Bokhari (July 22, 1909 – July 22, 1962) was a British Indian field hockey player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

In 1932 he was the captain[1] of the India_men's national field hockey team, which won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. He played two matches as halfback.

He was also part of the Indian field hockey team which secured gold at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

He was born in Mianwali. He migrated to Pakistan upon Pakistan's independence from Britain, and served as a diplomat for Pakistan - his last post being Pakistan's ambassador to Iraq.[citation needed]

1932 Olympics

The Indian team, troubled by groupism (Indians vs Anglo-Indians) that surfaced when Lal Shah Bokhari was named captain ahead of Eric Pinniger, arrived in Los Angeles to a rousing greeting.[2]

See also