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5 Indian father-son duos who played the same sport

Ashok Kumar scored the winning goal at the 1975 World Cup
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Modified 10 Mar 2015
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India as a country has always been centred on the notion of the family. Despite various linguistic divides, one thing that has always been common is the belonging to a particular group of people known as the family.The sporting landscape isn’t much different; it’s quite common to see members of the same family participate in sports,  that have been a part of their hereditary lineage.The most common relationship, which proliferates into Indian sport is the father-son one. These duos have not only played the sport, but have also represented the country at the international level. 

#1 Major Dhyan Chand and Ashok Kumar (Hockey)

Dhyan Chand was considered one of the best hockey players not only in India, but in the world. The 1936 Olympics in Berlin also saw Adolf Hitler request him to don the colours of Germany, which he refused.

However, most people forget his son Ashok Kumar’s contribution to the sport in India. Kumar scored the winning goal at the 1975 World Cup final against Pakistan in Kuala-Lumpur. It still remains to be the last major tournament won by the Indian hockey national team. 

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Published 10 Mar 2015, 14:43 IST
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