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MK Kaushik Inspired Many Generations Of Hockey Players, Says Dhanraj Pillay

For his contribution to Indian hockey, MK Kaushik was bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in 2002.© Twitter

Legendary hockey participant Dhanraj Pillay has been remaining in “ache and shock” subsequent the demise of MK Kaushik, who was a element of the gold medal-profitable aspect at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Kaushik, 66, passed away on Saturday evening in the nationwide money because of to Covid-associated complications. Dhanraj mentioned Kaushik motivated lots of generations of players with his capabilities of the video game. “I’m numb with ache and shock with the passing away of MK Kaushik sir. He motivated lots of generations of hockey players, initial as a participant and then a mentor. A good winger and a finer mentor, he will always dwell in our reminiscences. Bangkok Asian Online games Gold medalist mentor,” Dhanraj tweeted.

Arjuna Awardee Kaushik experienced coached both men’s and women’s groups of India throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Underneath his coaching, the men’s group won the gold medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Online games and the women’s group won a bronze medal at the Doha Asian Online games in 2006.

Expressing condolences to Kaushik’s bereaved spouse and children, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam mentioned in a assertion: “We are very saddened to hear the information of his passing and we extend our deepest condolences to Kaushik’s spouse and children and mates. His contributions to Indian hockey are unmatched and he will be remembered in our hearts forever.”

He was also the assistant mentor of the Indian men’s group, which won the gold medal in the 2014 Asian Online games. For his contribution to Indian hockey, he was also bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in 2002.

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