Mukhbain Singh
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1970 Bangkok Team

Mukhbain Singh (born 12 December 1944) is an Indian field hockey player. He won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1][2]

Early life and education

Singh was born in village Shatab Garh, Punjab Province, British India (now in Pakistan). The son of S. Darbara Singh and Surinder Kaur, who migrated to Gurdaspur after the partition of India in 1947. He has a brother (also a former international hockey player) and two sisters. He passed matriculation from Guru Nanak Khalsa High School, Batala (Punjab, India).


Singh started playing hockey from an early age. While playing for his school, he was selected in the district team and from there was selected in the Punjab team. After that he joined Indian Railways in 1965 as a sub-inspector (RPF) against sports quota.

International career

While playing in the Nehru Cup for Railways in 1965, he was selected in the Indian team for test matches against Japan. He officially joined Railways in 1966 and after that he played many international tournaments including the Munich Olympics, where he was the vice-captain of the Indian team.[3] He also played in the 1970 Asian Games.

International events



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  2. ^ "Siks in Hockey India". Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ "When Mukhbain Singh's hat-trick brought down Australia the Olympics". The Bridge. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ "English Releases". Retrieved 31 March 2020.