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Keshav Dutt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKeshav Chandra•Dutt
Used nameKeshav•Dutt
Born29 December 1925
AffiliationsBengal
NOC India

Biography

Keshav Dutt honed his field hockey skills at Lahore’s Government College University and, after playing nationally for several teams, was eventually selected as part of India’s international squad. He represented his country at two editions of the Olympics, in 1948 and 1952, winning gold medals both times. He was also selected for the 1956 Melbourne Games, but did not participate in any of the matches. After his retirement from active competition, he took up roles in sports administration and was the manager of India’s field hockey delegation to the 1972 Munich Olympics, where the country earned a bronze medal. By career he worked for the government in the customs department, and was also athletically active in badminton.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Keshav Dutt
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Keshav Dutt
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India 1 Gold

Errata

Erroneously listed as dying in August 1996. Known to be alive after that.