Can you identify this great but unlucky Olympian?I used to play hockey. I donned India colour at a very early age. I am considered an all-time great, may be the greatest centre-half in hockey the world has ever produced. I played for Bengal. I won three Olympic gold medals in a row. But unfortunately luck deserted me when I became captain of the Indian hockey team in the sacred city of my religion. That is the first time India missed the hockey gold in Olympics. My team lost to Pakistan in the final. I was awarded Padmashree in 1971.
After my retirement I tried to prepare one of my sons as my worthy successor. He did become my successor. He donned India colour at a very early age of 18. His game was praised by all when the performance of the team was dismal. But again luck deserted me. My son, my worthy successor died in a motobike accident just after returning from the World Cup.
Till the fag end of my life, I tried improve the infrastructure of hockey of Calcutta where I lived since I was 18. I tried my level best to resist the deterioration of hockey in Calcutta.
I left this mortal world in December, 2012 in my 'City of Joy', Calcutta.
Do you recognise me? Do you recognise this unlucky Olympian? If yes, send your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org