K. Kaushik – Hockey
An integral part of the 1980 Moscow Olympics Gold medal men’s winning unit, Mr. Kaushik later on took it upon himself to revamp the falling standards of the state of hockey in the country.
He was instrumental in strengthening the women’s hockey team through meticulous coaching. Along the same lines, he was also approached to train the crew of the blockbuster movie ‘Chak De India’, both as hockey players and characters in the setup of hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi (Kabir Khan in the movie) who was accused of throwing away a match in the 1982 Asian Games.
Due to his technical prowess and exceptional coaching abilities, he is considered as the best hockey coach India has ever produced. Though he bowed out under spurious circumstances, he definitely ranks among the 5 best Indian coaches.