Lal Shah Bokhari

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameLal Shah S.•Bokhari
Used nameLal Shah•Bokhari
Born22 July 1909 in Faisalabad, Punjab (PAK)
Died22 July 1959 in Colombo, Basnahira (SRI)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsGovernment College, Lahore (PAK)
NOC India
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Lal Shah Bokhari was the Indian flag-bearer at the 1932 Olympic Opening Ceremony. He played halfback and was captain of the team. Shah Bokhari was born in Faisalabad and worked for the Punjab Provincial Service. After the partition of India and Pakistan, he served in the Haj Pilgrim department and was president of the Delhi Hockey Association. Upon Pakistan’s independence he served as a diplomat for Pakistan, serving as their last Ambassador for Pakistan in Iraq, among other positions. He died in Colombo, where he was posted as his country’s High Commissioner to Ceylon (Sri Lanka).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Lal Shah Bokhari
Hockey, Men (Olympic) British India 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1932 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony IND Lal Shah Bokhari